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Question 1: The first locomotive to run on the S&DR was Locomotion No 1, built at the Stephenson works though, in the absence of Robert, ________ had been brought in from Wylam.
Rainhill TrialsTimothy HackworthStephenson's RocketStockton and Darlington Railway

Question 2: Further upstream around ________ shallow waters greatly hindered shipping.
YarmEaglescliffeBillinghamStockton-on-Tees

Question 3: George and Robert, with Edward Pease and Michael Longridge (owner of Bedlington Ironworks) together established a company at ________, to manufacture locomotives, which became Robert Stephenson and Company.
Newcastle upon TyneTyne and WearYorkSunderland, Tyne and Wear

Question 4: The S&DR was absorbed into the North Eastern Railway in 1863, which merged into the ________ in 1923.
London and North Eastern RailwayLNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3LNER Peppercorn Class A1LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman

Question 5: SD&R's track gauge was required to accommodate the horse-drawn wagons used in the older wagonways serving ________.
United StatesOpen-pit miningCoal miningCoal producing regions

Question 6: ________ - original stone blocks discovered
2008June 2007 in rail transport2006June 11

Question 7: This influence appears to be the main reason that 1435 mm (4 ft 8½ in) was subsequently adopted as ________.
Standard gaugeRail gaugeBroad gaugeNarrow gauge railway

Question 8: The S&DR proved a huge financial success, and paved the way for modern ________.
LocomotiveRail transportTrainTrain station

Question 9: The company also proved a successful training ground for other engineers: in 1833 Daniel Adamson was apprenticed to Timothy Hackworth, and later established his own successful boiler-making business in ________.
ManchesterLiverpoolSalford, Greater ManchesterGreater Manchester

Question 10: At first, the organisation of the S&DR bore little relation to that of most modern railways, and was run in the traditional manner of the ________ of the time.
WagonwayIndustrial RevolutionRichard TrevithickEngland







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