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Question 1: It is also used on light rail vehicles in Portland, Minneapolis, the Vancouver Skytrain, and the Scarborough RT in ________.
Toronto IslandsTorontoHamilton, OntarioGreater Toronto Area

Question 2: Today, most (if not all) EMUs including high-speed ________ trains, and some DMUs use the Shaku-Thomlinson type coupling system, while locomotive-hauled trains use the Janney coupling and Tightlock coupling system.
China Railways CRH2Planned high-speed rail by countryHigh-speed railShinkansen

Question 3: Russia and Central Asia used buffer and chain couplings, albeit with possibly wider centres for the buffers, until conversion to automatic ________.
SA3 couplerGeorgia (country)UkraineArmenia

Question 4: +GF+ Coupler, on a ________ metre gauge tram.
BaselSt. GallenZürichBern

Question 5: On ________ couplers vary according to scale, and have evolved over many years.
H0 scaleScale modelRail transport modellingRail transport modelling scales

Question 6: The height of the buffers is usually lower on ________, corresponding to the generally lower height of the rolling stock.
United StatesNarrow gauge railwayPhilippinesRail transport by country

Question 7: Similarly, for many years, a "lift-hook" coupler known as the Rapido and developed by Arnold, a German manufacturer of ________ model trains, was commonly used in that scale.
Rail transport modellingN scaleH0 scaleRail transport modelling scales

Question 8: It is also known as a "buckeye coupler", notably in the ________, where some rolling stock (mostly for passenger trains) is fitted with it.
United KingdomCanadaWalesEngland

Question 9: The couplings in the train were kept taut by the last vehicle of the train being a heavily ballasted ________ with its brakes set slightly on.
BoxcarCabooseStock car (rail)Autorack

Question 10: For many years, the "X2F" or "Horn-Hook" coupler was quite common in ________, as it could be produced as a single piece of moulded plastic.
H0 scaleRail transport modellingRail transport modelling scalesN scale


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