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Question 1: Rolling stock in railway transportation systems generally has lower frictional resistance when compared with highway vehicles, and the carriages and wagons can be coupled into longer ________.
Rail transportTrainTrain stationPassenger car (rail)

Question 2: During the 1940s and 1950s, the non-electrified railways in most countries had their steam ________ replaced by diesel-electric locomotives.
LocomotiveSteam locomotiveTrainRail transport

Question 3: With the 1962 introduction of the ________ high-speed rail in Japan, trains could again have a dominant position on intercity travel.
ShinkansenChina Railways CRH2Planned high-speed rail by countryMaglev (transport)

Question 4: The world's oldest continually working railway, built in 1758, is the Middleton Railway in ________.
YorkKingston upon HullSheffieldLeeds

Question 5: Power may be fed as direct or ________.
TransformerElectricityElectric currentAlternating current

Question 6: Bulk is transported in open-topped cars and ________.
Tank carRefrigerator carFlatcarBoxcar

Question 7: A transformer in the locomotive converts the high voltage, low current power to low voltage, high current used in the ________ that power the wheels.
Electrical generatorElectric motorInduction motorAC motor

Question 8: In contrast to ________, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks they run on.
Nonhuman animal-powered transportAutomobileSemi-trailer truckRoad transport

Question 9: Multiple units have a driver's cab at each end of the unit, and were developed following the ability to build ________ and engines small enough to build under the coach.
Electrical generatorElectric motorInduction motorAC motor

Question 10: However, they require high capital investments both for the ________ and the supporting infrastructure.
Gateway ArchParabolaCatenaryRobert Hooke







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