Railroad Version Of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

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atrainguy60 wrote:It's gotten mighty quiet in this thread.
I think he left to join the Paper Railroads Circuis!

either way, I had a feeling he wouldnt be up to the task of preparing questions often.....I had enough for nearly a year, all ready to go..... :wink:

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.....I had enough for nearly a year, all ready to go..... :wink:
Start your trivia again. AARR said he was enjoying it, and I know I was.

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atrainguy60 wrote:
.....I had enough for nearly a year, all ready to go..... :wink:
Start your trivia again. AARR said he was enjoying it, and I know I was.
I will still play this game :)
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Anyone else want to keep this going? If not I will but I have become increasingly busy lately.

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Next round:
Why is AC power used on heavier trains?
How much HP does a standard GP38 have?
When was the B&O bought by the C&O?
When did the ES44 come out?

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DT&I wrote:Next round:
Why is AC power used on heavier trains? For heavy-haul and slow speed uses, AC takes the lead because the AC motors handle heat better. AC is more efficient than DC.
How much HP does a standard GP38 have? 2000
When was the B&O bought by the C&O? Took financial control in 1963 and merged as Chessie System in 1973
When did the ES44 come out? Prototype 2003; Production 2005
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Next round:



How many heritage units does NS plan to do?
Where are the SD70ACe's built?
Where does CSX store the last 2 CR painted units?
When was the IORY formed?

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DT&I wrote:Next round:

How many heritage units does NS plan to do? 18
Where are the SD70ACe's built? Was London Ontario. Moving to Muncie Indiana.
Where does CSX store the last 2 CR painted units? Huntington, W.Va.
When was the IORY formed? June, 1979 Valley Jct-Brookville
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DT&I wrote:Next round:



How many heritage units does NS plan to do?19
Where are the SD70ACe's built?previously in London Ontario, but now Muncie Illinois
Where does CSX store the last 2 CR painted units?in this yard(I got lucky on the lake shore limited last year :mrgreen: )
When was the IORY formed? ummmm...
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DT&I wrote:Next round:



How many heritage units does NS plan to do? 19
Where are the SD70ACe's built? they have been built at: London, oNtario, Municie, AND Bombradiar in Mexico----- gotta get Bonita points for that!
Where does CSX store the last 2 CR painted units? Hutington shops
When was the IORY formed?
2004?

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19 heritage units as PC was recently added.

Next round:

How much does a standard AC4400CW cost?
How much does it cost to paint a F40PH(rough estimate is ok)?
How many ES44AC's does the IAIS own?
When was the MILW bought by the SOO?

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DT&I wrote:19 heritage units as PC was recently added.

Next round:

How much does a standard AC4400CW cost? Not sure
How much does it cost to paint a F40PH(rough estimate is ok)?Depends heavily on the scheme, but Trains mag says $17000
How many ES44AC's does the IAIS own?14
When was the MILW bought by the SOO?1985
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DT&I wrote:19 heritage units as PC was recently added. Darn it! I missed that announcement :x

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How much does a standard AC4400CW cost? Roughly $2.3 million
How much does it cost to paint a F40PH(rough estimate is ok)? $16,000
How many ES44AC's does the IAIS own? 14
When was the MILW bought by the SOO? 1985
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Next round:

How much does a standard AC4400CW cost? $2.3 million
How much does it cost to paint a F40PH(rough estimate is ok)? $17,000
How many ES44AC's does the IAIS own? 14
When was the MILW bought by the SOO? 1985

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Next round:
How many C40-8W's does BNSF still own?
What is the difference between a GP40 and a GP40-2?
Why did CSX rebuild the SD40-2 into a SD40-3?
Has there ever been a derailment at Leipsic, Ohio?

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DT&I wrote:Next round:
How many C40-8W's does BNSF still own? 86
What is the difference between a GP40 and a GP40-2? -2's have modular electronic cabinets and some minor external difference, sight glass, blower housing moved slight back, battery covers bolted, etc.
Why did CSX rebuild the SD40-2 into a SD40-3? Essentially to improve safety and performance of the aging SD40-2 fleet.
Has there ever been a derailment at Leipsic, Ohio? There have been some vehicle/train accidenst but I am not aware of a derailment.
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DT&I wrote:Next round:
How many C40-8W's does BNSF still own? 86
What is the difference between a GP40 and a GP40-2? -2's have better eletrical systems
Why did CSX rebuild the SD40-2 into a SD40-3? to increase the life span of the sd40-2's and make them ugly
Has there ever been a derailment at Leipsic, Ohio?i don't see why not
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There has never been a wheel off the tracks at Leipsic, but people and cars have been hit, and I had the unfotunate pleasure of watching an animal get hit.

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When did CR scrap their C630's?
How many locos does the AA own?
What is the difference between Radial Steering Trucks and High-Adhesion Trucks(on modern GE locomotives)?
What is the difference between an ES40DC and an ES44DC?

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DT&I wrote:There has never been a wheel off the tracks at Leipsic, but people and cars have been hit, and I had the unfotunate pleasure of watching an animal get hit.

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When did CR scrap their C630's? 1983
How many locos does the AA own? 5
What is the difference between Radial Steering Trucks and High-Adhesion Trucks(on modern GE locomotives)?radial trucks steer through turns, and high adhesion grip the rails better
What is the difference between an ES40DC and an ES44DC? 400 horse power
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DT&I wrote:There has never been a wheel off the tracks at Leipsic, but people and cars have been hit, and I had the unfotunate pleasure of watching an animal get hit.

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When did CR scrap their C630's? 1983
How many locos does the AA own? 5
What is the difference between Radial Steering Trucks and High-Adhesion Trucks(on modern GE locomotives)? Radials steer, high-adhesion grip better
What is the difference between an ES40DC and an ES44DC?
Nothing mechanically wise, the 40 instead of 44 is a CSX preferance (I guess they like round ##s)

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