I DID NOT KNOW THAT . . . . .

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 6:52 AM
E does stand for Eighteen hundred HP. The first E's (EA, E1, E2) had Winton engines and that was the horsepower rating.
F stands for Freight. FT (the first F's) were Freight, Thirteen hundred fifty HP.

Belt Railway of Chicago had thirteen owners at one point (prior to Conrail merger in 1976). Can you name them?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 27, 2003 10:47 PM
Here's two more questions. Answers will be posted Wednesday, Oct 29 at 7:40am PT.

True or False?

In "EMD E8" E stands for Eighteen - hundred horsepower.

In "EMD F9" F stands for Fourteen - hundred horepower.

I hope the questions are right.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 27, 2003 6:22 PM
Thank you for your comments. Question number three was a tricky question. GMC trucks are made by GM. GM EMD is a division of GM which is same as first answer.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 27, 2003 5:24 PM
Um, another correction, Alaskaman, regarding question no 3.

I didn't know GMC built locos. I thought they built trucks.[}:)][;)](Should be GMD)
Good quiz, though.[8D]
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Posted by yellowducky on Monday, October 27, 2003 3:15 AM
Alaskaman, thank you for the answers. I was hoping you were just waiting awhile. But being ADHD, well, thanks for being patient, even though I wasn't. Frank And oh, I missed two.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 27, 2003 1:44 AM
Answers, my friend, are coming. You have to agree, i would make no sense to post answers before giving anyone else a try. Its my first time too. But, anyway, here are the answers.
1. b (Special Duty)
2. Bad question, but c (6 axles) is what I was looking for.
3. d (BNSF)
4. b
5. b
6. b
7. a
8. c
9. b
10. a
11. a
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Posted by yellowducky on Sunday, October 26, 2003 11:58 PM
Dear Alaskaman, I can guess at all of them, pretty sure of most of them, and was right on the money on the correction for #2. But how about the answers anyway? Or am I suppose to "go to a library to look up the answers for myself"?(referring to another forum topic). Maybe this would be more fun if I knew when or if the answers will be posted.
FDM TRAIN up a child in the way he should go...Proverbs22:6 Garrett, home of The Garrett Railroaders, and other crazy people. The 5 basic food groups are: candy, poptarts, chocolate, pie, and filled donuts !
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 26, 2003 4:59 PM
Yes sir-ree folks, both fun and educational. [;)] Can't beat that with a stick. [:D]


Something I recently learned and I didn't know but thought it was interesting is this :

In the 1930s the people of St. Louis complained [xx(] to the Frisco Railroad about the steam engine whistles. [:(!] So Frisco being a good neighbor installed Volatone Air Horns on all 1500s (4 8 2 s) steam locomotives. Can you believe that ! [:0] They put air horns on a steam loco. [V] And today we can't get enough of a stream engine or its whistle.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 26, 2003 1:23 PM
Thank you for your correction. I'm only human and i'm not supposed to know everything. Of course, I could have said it was a trick question, but i'm not gonna lie-
I DID NOT KNOW THAT. I knew something was wrong.
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Posted by AltonFan on Sunday, October 26, 2003 12:48 PM
QUOTE: 2. When identifying number of axles "C" generally stands for:
a. 2 axles
b. 4 axles
c. 6 axles
d. 8 axles


There is no correct answer to this question. "C" stands for three powered axles or six drive wheels. It it theoretically possible to B-C or C-B locomotive. There were A-1-A - B engines.

Pedantry rules!

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 26, 2003 12:48 AM
Its my first post is this forum and I'm very excited![:p][:p] I like the colors.
Anyway, I got a few trivia questions. This will test your train knowledge. There are some Alaska Railroad questions. Here.

1. SD stands for:
a. Specific Duty.
b. Special Duty
c. Specific Destination

2. When identifying number of axles "C" generally stands for:
a. 2 axles
b. 4 axles
c. 6 axles
d. 8 axles

3. All these companies make locomotives EXCEPT:
a. EMD
b. GMC
c. ALCo
d. BNSF

4. Alaska Railroad is a:
a. Fallen Flag
b. Railroad Corporation operating 470 miles of track in Alaska.
c. Railroad that runs from Whitehorse in Canada to Skagway, AK, also reffered to as "White Pass and Yukon Route".

5. All freight is transported to Alaska on rails via:
a. Air
b. Ferry
c. Containers
d. Trucks

6. ARR has never owned a:
a. EMd loco
b. GE loco
c. Alco loco

7. ARR boasts to have one of a kind locos left still in service today. They are:
a. GP49
b. Gp30
c. Gp17
d. Sd25

8. Most Sd70 MACs usually have:
a. 3000hp
b. 3500hp
c. 4000hp
d. 4400hp

9. In AC4400CW "AC" stants for:
a. Alternative Current
b. Alternating Current
c. Wide Cab
d. 6 axles

10. In AC4400CW "4400" stands for
a. Horsepower
b. Builder Number
c. Series Number
d. Road Number

11. In AC4400CW "CW" stands for
a. 6 axle conventional cab.
b. 6 axle wide cab.
c. 6 axle
d. Wide cab.

Thats enough for me. But i have more trivia questions. I think these are pretty easy.
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I DID NOT KNOW THAT . . . . .
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 25, 2003 1:25 PM
I was looking through a railroad book lately and noticed something that I had never knew. I am going to share it here in a few days but wanted to give other people a chance to share "newly learned info" that they might also have recently learned. Or any info that is not just real common stuff, please share it here too. Maybe you know a fact or a piece of railroad trivia that would be appropriate here so please share anything you want about any railroad, railroad people, railroad depots, railroad engines, or any railroad related tidbit. Don't be bashful, it is a chance to help educate other people and share information. It might also just be as fun as educational. Who will be first, step right up to the mic and tell us about . . . [:)]

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