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Question 1: [40] The Silverton branch of the Denver and Rio Grande Western, which in 1982 became the ________, continues to use steam locomotives, as it has since construction in 1882.
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic RailroadDurango and Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadColoradoSilverton, Colorado

Question 2: In ________ steam locomotives have not been used for commercial services since 24 September 1975.
ItalyUnited KingdomCanadaFrance

Question 3: [7] In 1825 ________ built the Locomotion for the Stockton and Darlington Railway, north east England, which was the first public steam railway in the world.
George StephensonRobert StephensonLiverpool and Manchester RailwayNewcastle upon Tyne

Question 4: The United States started developing steam locomotives in 1829 with the ________'s Tom Thumb.
Baltimore and Ohio RailroadAmtrakWestern Maryland RailwayNorfolk and Western Railway

Question 5: As the development of ________ progressed through the 1700s, various attempts were made to apply them to road and railway use.
Stirling engineReciprocating engineHeat engineSteam engine

Question 6: [20] Eventually, slide valves were superseded by inside admission piston valves, though there were attempts to apply ________ (common by then on stationary engines) in the 20th century.
Four-stroke engineOil pump (internal combustion engine)Poppet valveConnecting rod

Question 7: Water was supplied at stopping places and locomotive depots from a dedicated ________ connected to water cranes or gantries.
LondonWater towerUnited StatesUnited Kingdom

Question 8: ________ continued to build mainline steam locomotives until late in the century, even building a few examples for American tourist operations.
ChinaReligion in ChinaProvince (China)Time in China

Question 9: ________
4-6-04-6-25AT Advanced Technology Steam LocomotiveLNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado

Question 10: In the United States on the ________ a series of cab forward locomotives had the cab and the firebox at the front of the locomotive and the tender behind the smokebox, so that the engine appeared to run backwards.
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RailwayUnion Pacific RailroadAmtrakSouthern Pacific Transportation Company







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