New York Rail and Transit Quiz

This quiz was originally sent to me as e-mail from Mike Tenenbaum. As it turns out Mike and I were classmates in Brooklyn Tech in 1966, but didn't know each other then (but that's another story). It also turns out that Mike is a railfan and we have a number of mutual friends both in and out of railroading.

The answers to this quiz will be forwarded to Mike for grading, then I'll post the high scorer on the main JoeKorNer index page. All of the scores will be kept on the The Quiz Page. Each question is worth 4 points.


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PLACES
1. ___ Junction is the old intersection between the LIRR mainline to Penn Station and the Rockaway Division.
2. ____ Wye is the location south of Broad Channel where the Rockaway Line divides to two lines.
3. ____ Station is the intersection of the Bay Ridge Division and the SB Ry.
4. The ____ Line is the only line where fares were reguarly collected by the NYCTA on the trains.
5. The ______ station (SIRT) contained the smallest high level platform in the world.
6. The ____ transit yard contains a car float dock.
7. One could board a bus to _______ Point from the Stillwell Ave. station.
8. Broad Channel and The ____ were railroad stations within Jamaica Bay.
9. The ____ Tunnel is the only four track subaqueous tunnel in the NYCTA.
10. The longest elevator shaft in the NYCTA is located at ______ Station.
11. The rail interface between the national rail network and the NYCTA is at _____.
12. The original name for the tunnel connecting the Flushing Line with 42 Street is the _________Tunnel.
13. Besides the Rockaway Line, which other NYCTA line(s) were, at one time, owned by the LIRR?
14. For Lo-V and later rolling stock, to what does the specification "SPC" refer?
15. What was the designation for the only regularly scheduled, seasonal train to run on the Sea Beach express tracks?
16. What was the designation for the only regularly scheduled, non-seasonal train to run on the Sea Beach express tracks?
PEOPLE
17. _______was chief engineer of the Public Service Commission for the First District (this was in the days when the PSC actually performed a public service).
18. ____ was the NYCTA chief engineer who died on a subway station.
19. ____ was the first director of Special Inspections for the IRT Co.
20. ____ called the then-mayor "Mayor Linsley."
21.Which champion bicyclist raced a LIRR train?
22. _____ Place in Brooklyn was named for a LIRR president.
Stations and Electrification
23. What is the name of the SIRT stop named for a Proctor and Gamble product?
24.What was unique about the Lackawanna's catenary system of overhead power?
25. Which LIRR branch was abandoned four years after it was electrified?
Extra Credit: Name some non class I railroads which served the Brooklyn waterfront (1 point each).

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