Pete Waterman's Rail Quiz
Pete Waterman, RBF President, and the RBF Team are hosting a virtual Rail Quiz for our 1858 Challenge!
Our winner will be announced at 18:58 on Tuesday 4th May. The winner will be randomly selected from the highest scoring entries who have also donated - they will receive an exciting goodie bag as a prize!
There will also be a special prize for the person who gives the nearest number for Question 1. Here are the questions:
- How many trains are booked to run on the UK rail network at 18:58 on a normal working day timetable (pre-Covid)?
- The first certain examples of mainlinecoach slipping practice were carried out in 1858 but which railway operators did this?
- Which Railway Station, opened in 1858, had tracks onto the jetty for ferry services to Wales?
- In 1858 who introduced the first Class DX 0-6-0 goods (gap) locomotives and how many engines will be built to this design making it the largest steam locomotive class in the British Isles ?
- Which English locomotive manufacturer, who died in 1858, built the ‘Coppernob’ and where can this locomotive be found today?
- Who had a book reading tour in 1858 and was a patron of the early Railway Benevolent Society?
- Which Birmingham Station was renamed in 1858 to its current name?
- Which station was relocated to a larger site and renamed in 1858? It’s also on route to a popular studio tour?
- What three-mile branch line was opened in Wales in 1858?
- In total how many stations are believed to have been opened in Great Britain in 1858?
Remember to donate then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answers. Good luck!