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London and Birmingham Railway: Quiz


Question 1: The railway engineer John Rennie proposed a railway line from London to Birmingham in 1823 and formed a company to build it by a route through Oxford and ________, a route later taken by the Great Western Railway.

Question 2: It has often been claimed that initially, owing to the lack of power available to early locomotives,[5] trains from Euston were cable-hauled up the relatively steep incline to Camden by a stationary ________.
Heat engineStirling engineSteam engineReciprocating engine

Question 3: The Company's first application for an ________ to construct the line was rejected in 1832, due to pressure from landowners and road and canal interests.
Common lawLegal systems of the worldAct of ParliamentLaw

Question 4: However great difficulty in constructing the Kilsby Tunnel in ________ delayed the opening.

Question 5: However in May 1833 a second act was approved and the line received the ________.
Reserve powerUnited KingdomRoyal AssentSpain

Question 6: The first part of the line between Euston Station and Boxmoor (________) opened on 20 July 1837.
Hemel HempsteadBishop's StortfordApsleySt Albans

Question 7: The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom from 1833 to 1846 when it became part of the ________ (L&NWR).
Midland RailwayLondon and North Western RailwayBarry Railway CompanyLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway

Question 8: Soon afterwards a rival company was formed by Francis Giles whose line would have been through the Watford Gap and ________.

Question 9: It is now the southern section of the ________.
Great Western Main LineChiltern Main LineWest Coast Main LineLondon to Aylesbury Line

Question 10: The 112-mile (180 km) railway line which the company opened in 1838 between London and ________ was an early intercity line, and one of the first lines to be built from London.


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