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Question 1: From Belington east to tidewater in Baltimore, the Fuller Syndicate bought the West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway and a controlling interest in the ________ in 1902.
Norfolk Southern RailwayWestern Maryland RailwayBaltimore and Ohio RailroadNorthern Central Railway

Question 2: By May 1 the syndicate gained control of the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad, extending the system from Toledo southeast to Zanesville, Ohio and ________.
Weirton, West VirginiaMoundsville, West VirginiaWheeling, West VirginiaOhio County, West Virginia

Question 3: As Gould's plans directly affected the ________'s business, measures were taken by the PRR to fight back.
Reading CompanyAmtrakCanadian Pacific RailwayPennsylvania Railroad

Question 4: The Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad (AMEX:PW) was organized in 1967 as a ________ to own the property leased to the N&W.
DividendStock marketStock exchangeReal estate investment trust

Question 5: The Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway (reporting mark PWV) was a railroad in the ________ and Wheeling, West Virginia areas.
PittsburghPittsburgh metropolitan areaJefferson Hills, PennsylvaniaAllegheny County, Pennsylvania

Question 6: The P&WV lease was transferred to the new W&LE, which has also acquired trackage rights over ________ lines from Connellsville east to Hagerstown, Maryland.
Canadian Pacific RailwayUnion Pacific RailroadCSX TransportationNorfolk Southern Railway

Question 7: The Western Pacific Railway, ________ and Missouri Pacific Railroad formed the line from the Pacific Ocean at San Francisco to the Mississippi River at St.

Question 8: [1]:43-43 Another part of the plan was the ________, a high-speed third rail electric interurban line, which would have run from Philadelphia west to the Western Maryland at York, Pennsylvania.
Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee RailroadSEPTANorristown High Speed LinePhiladelphia and Western Railroad

Question 9: Originally built as the Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway, a Pittsburgh extension of ________'s Wabash Railroad, the venture entered receivership in 1908 and the line was cut loose.
Jay GouldUnion Pacific RailroadGeorge Jay Gould IDenver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

Question 10: An extension completed in 1931 connected it to the Western Maryland Railway at ________, forming the Alphabet Route, an independent line between the Northeastern U.S. and the Midwest.
Fayette County, PennsylvaniaConnellsville, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh metropolitan areaUniontown, Pennsylvania


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