Victorian Steam Locomotives Quiz

 
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Test your knowledge of Victorian steam locomotives with this 20 question multiple choice quiz:

https://www.railtram.com.au/victorian-steam-locomotives

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  Lockspike Deputy Commissioner

Test your knowledge of Victorian steam locomotives with this 20 question multiple choice quiz:

https://www.railtram.com.au/victorian-steam-locomotives
Spletsie
Crashed and burnt! 50%. My worst Spletsie quiz thus far.

Spletsie, Weren't only the first 4 Na class built by Baldwin, with the remainder plagiarised by Newport?
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Test your knowledge of Victorian steam locomotives with this 20 question multiple choice quiz:

https://www.railtram.com.au/victorian-steam-locomotives
Crashed and burnt! 50%. My worst Spletsie quiz thus far.

Spletsie, Weren't only the first 4 Na class built by Baldwin, with the remainder plagiarised by Newport?
Lockspike
Thanks Lockspike. I have amended the question to refer to the first two Na Class locomotives.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Apologies to those who may have already done the quiz:

Question 15 showed the wrong answer when first placed online but this has now been corrected.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
45%. Not too bad for someone who doesn't know much about our steam locos.
  GoldenGirl Locomotive Fireman

Test your knowledge of Victorian steam locomotives with this 20 question multiple choice quiz:

https://www.railtram.com.au/victorian-steam-locomotives
Crashed and burnt! 50%. My worst Spletsie quiz thus far.

Spletsie, Weren't only the first 4 Na class built by Baldwin, with the remainder plagiarised by Newport?
Lockspike
They were not "plagiarised by Newport?". They were built under licence from Baldwin, as Victoria did not have sufficient US dollars available at the time to buy any more.
  sthyer Deputy Commissioner

Q19. Both K160 and K190 have operated ON the VGR, by K160 is operated BY VGR.
  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: at sunbury on a V/line service into melbourne, waiting for thousands of impatient people to get on
I only got 3 correct, the other quizzes are pretty good too
  Trans-Siberian Station Master

Location: Krasnoyarsk, Siberia
Hmmmm....40% after bombing a few that I ought to have nailed...!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
19 out of 20
Took a wild guess on Q 15 and crashed.
I should have stopped and thought (for once).
  M636C Minister for Railways

19 out of 20
Took a wild guess on Q 15 and crashed.
I should have stopped and thought (for once).
YM-Mundrabilla
only 18 right for me...

I assumed that there would still have been more D3s than Rs in 1959
I thought K190 was on the VGR...

Still, I've done worse - often....

Peter
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
19 out of 20
Took a wild guess on Q 15 and crashed.
I should have stopped and thought (for once).
only 18 right for me...

I assumed that there would still have been more D3s than Rs in 1959
I thought K190 was on the VGR...

Still, I've done worse - often....

Peter
M636C
Same mistake that I made re the D3s v Rs.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Q19. Both K160 and K190 have operated ON the VGR, by K160 is operated BY VGR.
sthyer
The VGR question is a little misleading. Yes K160 is a VGR loco but it hasn't run for many years and is currently at Newport undergoing a major overhaul.

K190 is a Steamrail logo but has seen plenty of service on the VGR hauling revenue services in recent years.

Another great quiz from Spletsie though, I got 65%, not bad for a Croweater come Victorian!
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Q19. Both K160 and K190 have operated ON the VGR, by K160 is operated BY VGR.
sthyer
Thanks sthyer. I have clarified the wording of Question 19 in the quiz.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Same mistake that I made re the D3s v Rs.
YM-Mundrabilla
I went with Js, I didn't realise / forgot that the ENORMOUS order for 60 J class locos was eclipsed by the 70 strong R Class.

I know that hindsight is a wonderful thing but wow! 130 steam locos ordered and then lightly used must have put a big hole in the Victorian / VR budget!
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Another good one, spletsie.

I scored 95% - missed question 1, and got the rest (and so I should on my home ground).
  Lockspike Deputy Commissioner

Crashed and burnt! 50%. My worst Spletsie quiz thus far.

Spletsie, Weren't only the first 4 Na class built by Baldwin, with the remainder plagiarised by Newport?
They were not "plagiarised by Newport?". They were built under licence from Baldwin, as Victoria did not have sufficient US dollars available at the time to buy any more.
GoldenGirl
Hmm, yes, it was two imported (not four), one Simple and one Compound.

Thanks GG. I thought I had read somewhere that the remainder were built at Newport under dubious circumstances
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Another good one, spletsie.

I scored 95% - missed question 1, and got the rest (and so I should on my home ground).
Valvegear
Thanks Valvegear. I appreciate your regular enthusiasm for the quizzes.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Further to Question 15, of interest might be the number of engines in each class on the books at 30 June 1959.

Steam
A2 – 26
C – 13
D1 – 4
D2 – 4
D3 – 55
D4 – 6
E – 8
G - 2
J – 60
K – 51
N – 69
NA - 4
R – 70
X – 11
Y – 5
Total – 388

Diesel
B – 26
F – 14
M – 2
T – 28
S – 10
Total – 80

Electric
E – 10
L – 25
Total – 35

Grand Total – 503

This information was published in Here and There, Supplement to Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, September 1959.

The item notes that these figures are those engines on the register, but possibly a third of steam power was held in storage awaiting overhaul or scrapping.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
So the Rs only beat the D1s to D4s by 1 and the Ns by one also.

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