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Geared steam locomotive: Quiz


Question 1: ________
Buckinghamshire Railway CentreKeighley and Worth Valley RailwayEmbsay and Bolton Abbey Steam RailwayEast Lancashire Railway

Question 2: Given the lack of any variable-ratio transmission between the piston engine and the wheels, the designer is forced to compromise between desired ________ and desired maximum speed; the radius of the driving wheels determines this.
EnergyRigid body dynamicsTorqueAngular momentum

Question 3: Aveling and Porter built some geared locomotives which were, essentially, ________ with flanged wheels.
Steam wagonSteam engineTraction engineSteam tractor

Question 4: The locomotives use conventional adhesion to provide traction and therefore should not be confused with ________ locomotives which drive a cog along a rack to provide traction.
Railroad switchMountain railwayRack railwayNarrow gauge railway

Question 5: The overwhelming majority operated on the North American continent, but with a number in use in various parts of South America and a fair number in ________ and New Zealand, including home-developed types.
BarbadosUnited KingdomCanadaAustralia

Question 6: Puffing Billy Railway in ________:
Victoria (Australia)TasmaniaNew South WalesSouth Australia

Question 7: The ________ built numerous geared shunting locomotives to several designs.
Sentinel Waggon WorksThomas Hill (Rotherham) LtdLNER Class Y1Kent and East Sussex Railway

Question 8: A geared steam locomotive is a type of steam locomotive which uses ________ in the drivetrain, as opposed to the common directly-driven design.
Differential (mechanical device)Gear ratioPowertrainTransmission (mechanics)

Question 9: Of the types, the ________ was the most numerous and best known.
Ephraim ShayShay locomotiveGeared steam locomotiveCass Scenic Railroad State Park

Question 10: Lima-built Shay locomotive from the Ali-shan railway in ________, although it has not yet been restored.
TaiwanTaiwanese aboriginesPhilippinesTaiwanese people


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