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Railways Act 1921: Quiz


Question 1: Complete nationalisation had been considered, and the 1921 Act is sometimes considered as a precursor to that, but the concept was rejected; nationalisation was subsequently carried out after ________, under the Transport Act 1947.
World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 2: During ________ the railways were under state control, which continued until 1921.
Caucasus CampaignWorld War IArmenian GenocideWestern Front (World War I)

Question 3: Examples include the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (M&GN) between the LMS and the LNER in eastern ________, the largest of the joint railways in terms of route mileage.
United KingdomWalesScotlandEngland

Question 4: The largest in terms of both passenger and freight traffic was the Cheshire Lines Committee, also LMS/LNER with operations in Lancashire and ________.
MerseysideCheshireWarringtonGreater Manchester

Question 5: [2] The third major joint line was the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DJ) between the LMS and the SR in south-western ________, perhaps the most famous of the joint railways.
EnglandUnited KingdomWalesScotland

Question 6: The London suburban railway companies, such as the ________, were also excluded.
London UndergroundMetropolitan and Metropolitan District RailwaysKensington (Olympia) stationLondon Underground S Stock

Question 7: The parallel railways of the East Midlands, and the "war" between the South Eastern Railway and the ________ at Hastings were examples of such local competition.
London and South Western RailwayBrighton Main LineLondon, Brighton and South Coast RailwayLB&SCR A1 class

Question 8: ________ (LNER)
LNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3London and North Eastern RailwayLNER Peppercorn Class A1LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman

Question 9: ________ (LMS)
Midland RailwayLondon, Midland and Scottish RailwayLondon and North Western RailwayGreat Western Railway


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