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Question 1: A cable railway (also known as an incline or ________) is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable or rope to haul trains.
TorquePhysicsCrusherInclined plane

Question 2: ________ opened 29 May 1830 with railway incline connecting two canals.
High Peak JunctionDerwent Valley MillsCromford and High Peak RailwayBuxton

Question 3: A specific type of cable railway is the ________, which is a cable railway with the cars permanently fixed to the cable [2].
FunicularGondola liftAerial tramwayCable car (railway)

Question 4: Most commonly the cable is operated by a ________, although other methods such as gravity or water-balance are also used.
Hot bulb engineTractorDiesel engineStationary engine

Question 5: Designed for cable haulage up and down 1 in 100 grades at ________ in the belief that locomotive haulage was impracticable.
KirkbyHuytonRainhillSt Helens, Merseyside

Question 6: The stationary engine may be a steam or ________ engine, or may be a water wheel.
AutomobileSpark-ignition engineInternal combustion engineStroke ratio

Question 7: The Welsh ________ industry made heavy use of gravity balance and water balance inclines to move slates from quarries down to transshipment points.
SlateSedimentary rockMetamorphic rockSlate industry

Question 8: The Bowes Railway on the outskirts of Gateshead, in ________, is the world's only preserved operational 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge) cable railway system.
ScotlandEnglandWalesUnited Kingdom

Question 9: On early railways, cable-worked inclines were also used on some passenger lines, for example at Cowlairs in ________.

Question 10: ________ opened in 1831 with grades up to 1 in 8.
High Peak JunctionCromford and High Peak RailwayBuxtonDerwent Valley Mills


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