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History of rail transport in Australia: Quiz


Question 1: [8] This gauge was intended to save money and was subsequently followed by ________ and Western Australia.
New South WalesTasmaniaNorthern TerritoryVictoria (Australia)

Question 2: In 1914, an eight kilometre extension of the New South Wales Railways from Queanbeyan to Canberra was opened to create the ________'s first and only line.
Australian Capital TerritoryTasmaniaVictoria (Australia)Northern Territory

Question 3: a standard gauge link was built to the port at ________.
Perth, Western AustraliaFremantle, Western AustraliaAlbany, Western AustraliaBroome, Western Australia

Question 4: [18] In 1887, Victorian Railways met ________ at Serviceton, although both systems used broad gauge.
South Australian RailwaysSouth Australian Railways 520 classRedhen railcarSouth Australian Railways 620 class

Question 5: Its planned extension to the Chullora - Enfield freight line near Sefton is being built by the Australian Rail Track Corporation with funds provided by the Australian Government under ________.
National Highway (Australia)Albury, New South WalesAusLinkHume Highway

Question 6: passing loops were extended between Wodonga and ________.
Melbourne City CentreSydneyDarwin, Northern TerritoryMelbourne

Question 7: In 1962 the Albury to Melbourne ________ line was opened, completing the Sydney-Melbourne railway.
Rail gaugeBroad gaugeStandard gaugeNarrow gauge railway

Question 8: ________ to Perth - narrow gauge converted to standard gauge.
Kalgoorlie, Western AustraliaEsperance, Western AustraliaAlbany, Western AustraliaBunbury, Western Australia

Question 9: In the 20th century, the different state rail systems became more integrated, initially creating more ________.
Dual gaugeBreak-of-gaugeRail gaugeNarrow gauge railway

Question 10: The last main line, the Broken Hill line was completed to Broken Hill in 1927, connecting with the ________ at a break of gauge.
South Australian Railways 520 classRedhen railcarSouth Australian Railways 620 classSouth Australian Railways


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