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Question 1: In January 1838 a direct independent line was proposed to London, through ________, Arundel and Dorking.

Question 2: The Exeter and Crediton line a link in what became the ________, the LS&WR's main route from London to Plymouth.
Great Western Main LineSouth Western Main LineReading to Plymouth LineWest of England Main Line

Question 3: The railway was promoted as the London and Southampton Railway (L&SR) and authorised by ________ on 25 July 1834.
LawCommon lawAct of ParliamentLegal systems of the world

Question 4: At this time the ________ (GWR) was being promoted, and the two schemes soon became competitors in providing railway connection to towns in the South West.
Southern Railway (Great Britain)Great Western RailwayLondon, Brighton and South Coast RailwayBristol Temple Meads railway station

Question 5: Hampshire saw a brief but significant burst of new-line building in the ________.
1890s19th century1900s (decade)1880s

Question 6: However the most significant new routes came about as the LSWR acted to block its greatest rival, the ________ from building its own line to Portsmouth from Reading.
Great Western RailwaySouthern Railway (Great Britain)London, Brighton and South Coast RailwayBristol Temple Meads railway station

Question 7: A longstanding legend has it that a party from ________ planning their own railway system arrived in London around the time that the L&SWR's Vauxhall station was opened.
United StatesMoscowRussian cultureRussia

Question 8: The L&SWR's lines reached their most westward point at Padstow (some 260 mi/418 km) from Waterloo) on the completion of the North Cornwall Railway in ________.

Question 9: It also had many routes connecting towns in Hampshire and Berkshire, including ________ and Reading.
BristolSouthamptonBrighton and HovePortsmouth

Question 10: In ________ the LSWR opened two separately-built lines that provided a link to the town of Gosport, less than a mile away from Portsmouth across Portsmouth Harbour.


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