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Question 1: Ayn Rand's novel ________ features the troubles of an American transcontinental railroad.
Objectivism (Ayn Rand)Atlas ShruggedObjectivist movementBibliography for Ayn Rand and Objectivism

Question 2: [22] In the United Kingdom the ________ have asked trainspotters to report any unusual behaviour and activities at stations.
West Mercia PoliceMetropolitan Police ServiceBritish Transport PoliceGreater Manchester Police

Question 3: Rail fan sites at the ________
Time WarnerOpen Directory ProjectLife (magazine)Jim Barksdale

Question 4: ________ are common equipment for listening to railroad frequencies in the US to follow rail traffic.
Citizens' band radioAmateur radioSquelchScanner (radio)

Question 5: A railfan or rail buff (________), railway enthusiast or railway buff (Australian/British English), or (often with a more specialized meaning, described below) trainspotter (British English), is a person interested in a recreational capacity in rail transport.
United StatesAmerican EnglishEnglish languageAlaska

Question 6: Some clubs organize fantrips, either by car or by train; the ________ owns some old equipment with which fantrips are occasionally run on the New York City Subway.
R32 (New York City Subway car)BU cars (New York City Subway car)New York Transit MuseumBluebird Compartment Car (New York City Subway car)

Question 7: The history of railroads and railroaders (such as ________) is a fascination for some, whether they view them in a positive way as capitalist heroes or in a negative way as robber barons.
James Jerome HillNorthern Pacific RailwayMinneapolis – Saint PaulMontana

Question 8: The Spanish ________ railroad company also requires an application for a permit.
Lithuanian RailwaysChemins de fer luxembourgeoisRENFECăile Ferate Române

Question 9: (Monty Python member ________ is a self-confessed trainspotter.
Eric IdleTerry JonesJohn CleeseMichael Palin

Question 10: Sometimes the appeal of trains is nostalgic, recalling an earlier era when the railroads played a central role in commerce and ________, and the depot was the center of every town.
EngineeringCivil engineeringNaval architectureTransport

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