Railroad Version Of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

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DT&I wrote:next round:

Who is the president of BNSF Railway? Carl Ice
How much can a SD40-2 hold in its fuel tank? 3,200 & 4,000 gallon sizes
How long is a 5 set of DTTX well cars? normally 265'
How heavy is a ES44DC? 416,000-432,000 lbs
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Next round:


Who is known as the singing brakeman?
When did the 2-6-6-2 Allegheny come out?
When was CR formed?
How many NS units are in CR still?

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DT&I wrote:Next round:


Who is known as the singing brakeman? :(
When did the 2-6-6-2 Allegheny come out?2-6-6-6(got ya :wink: ) 1941
When was CR formed? 1976
How many NS units are in CR still?
15 in CR blue :cry:
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DT&I wrote:Next round:

Who is known as the singing brakeman? Jimmie Rodgers
When did the 2-6-6-2 Allegheny come out? 2-6-6-6 built in 1941
When was CR formed? April 1, 1976
How many NS units are in CR still? 15
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My bad on the 2-6-6-6.
next round



When did ATSF and BN merge?
When was the first TGV built?
Whats the steepest grade in the US?
Between what two cities does NS 17K run?

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DT&I wrote:My bad on the 2-6-6-6.
next round



When did ATSF and BN merge?1995
When was the first TGV built?1990?
Whats the steepest grade in the US?4.1%?
Between what two cities does NS 17K run?Detroit and chicago
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congrats, this thread got annoying enough for it to be put in SUPER LONG THREADS,

Your prize is a place in RRfan.com History as 3rd most irrelevant, behind #1 AARR, and #2 MQT :D

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DT&I wrote:next round

When did ATSF and BN merge? September 21, 1995
When was the first TGV built? First production version was delivered on April 25, 1980
Whats the steepest grade in the US? Saluda Grade is the steepest standard-gauge mainline railway grade in the United States with a highest official grade of 4.7% but reaching 5.1% at one point between the towns of Melrose and Saluda.
Between what two cities does NS 17K run?Bellevue OH Tolono IL Manifest
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AARR wrote:
DT&I wrote:next round

When did ATSF and BN merge? September 21, 1995
When was the first TGV built? First production version was delivered on April 25, 1980
Whats the steepest grade in the US? Saluda Grade is the steepest standard-gauge mainline railway grade in the United States with a highest official grade of 4.7% but reaching 5.1% at one point between the towns of Melrose and Saluda.
Between what two cities does NS 17K run?Bellevue OH Tolono IL Manifest
Actually it runs to Decatur, Ill

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When did GE debut the first U50C?
How much HP does a DD40AX have?
What is different about the SD70Ace-P4 than the SD70ACe?
How long is a C40-9W?

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ypsi is falling behind! :twisted:

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DT&I wrote:Next round:
When did GE debut the first U50C? Nov, 1969
How much HP does a DD40AX have? 6600
What is different about the SD70Ace-P4 than the SD70ACe? SD70ACe-P4 has four of six axles powered vs all six are powered on SD70ACe
How long is a C40-9W? 73'-2"
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MQT3001 wrote:ypsi is falling behind! :twisted:
I've benn guessing a lot! No Internet for me... These are hard with no research :P

Anyway
DT&I wrote:Next round:
When did GE debut the first U50C? 1969
How much HP does a DD40AX have? 6600
What is different about the SD70Ace-P4 than the SD70ACe? SD70ACe-P4 is built to tier 4 Eco standards
How long is a C40-9W? 70 ft
It's serious now! I only used blue this time ;)
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YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:ypsi is falling behind! :twisted:
I've benn guessing a lot! No Internet for me... These are hard with no research :P
Maybe Im just smrt :lol: :lol: :lol:
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AARR wrote:
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:ypsi is falling behind! :twisted:
I've benn guessing a lot! No Internet for me... These are hard with no research :P
Maybe Im just smrt :lol: :lol: :lol:
I did not know any of these questions when I was in 5th grade.
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I did not know any of these questions when I was in 5th grade.
Me neither. In fact, I still haven't seen a question I can answer.

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atrainguy60 wrote:
I did not know any of these questions when I was in 5th grade.
Me neither. In fact, I still haven't seen a question I can answer.
Lol me too. I still check in on this topic though. It's a great way to learn random facts about railroads :D
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Next Round:
When was the SOU chartered?
Who bought the Illinois Terminal RR?
When did the SOO buy its SD60M's?
When were CSX's ex-CR SD80MAC's renumbered for a second time?

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DT&I wrote:Next Round:
When was the SOU chartered?1894
Who bought the Illinois Terminal RR? Norfolk southern (after all they are doing it as a heritage unit)
When did the SOO buy its SD60M's? 1989
When were CSX's ex-CR SD80MAC's renumbered for a second time?2006
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DT&I wrote:Next Round:
When was the SOU chartered? 1894
Who bought the Illinois Terminal RR? N&W
When did the SOO buy its SD60M's? October and November 1989
When were CSX's ex-CR SD80MAC's renumbered for a second time? 2007
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It's gotten mighty quiet in this thread.

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