Trains,Boats and Planes 4 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 30th June 2021A free quiz about all aspects of transport by rail sea and air.
  1. Now a hotel, in which US port can you find the liner RMS Queen Mary? Long Beach, California.
  2. What is the name of the main train station in Birmingham? New Street.
  3. In which year did Concorde make its first commercial flight? (January) 1976.
  4. What name is given to the small lightweight round boats traditionally used in Wales for fishing? Coracles.
  5. What is the name of the passenger train service operated in the USA? Amtrak.
  6. What name is given to the fear of flying? Aerophobia.
  7. In which year was the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) founded? 1824
  8. Between which two North-Eastern towns did the first public steam railway operate? Stockton and Darlington.
  9. With no fatalities since 1951 which airline is regarded as the World's safest? QANTAS.
  10. Which organisation did the ship Rainbow Warrior belong to? Greenpeace.
  11. Between which two cities does The Indian Pacific train service run? Perth and Sydney.
  12. In terms of its fleet size, which is the largest airline in the World? American Airlines (957 planes).
  13. What was the name of the papyrus boat that was sailed across the Atlantic in 1970? Ra II.
  14. As at 2019, how many stations are there on the Glasgow subway system? Fifteen.
  15. Which US city is served by Dulles Airport? Washington DC.
  16. Which cruiser can be found as a museum on the Thames in London? HMS Belfast.
  17. Whose guide does Michael Portillo use in his TV series "Great British Railway Journeys"? Bradshaws.
  18. Which two islands are served the shortest regular commercial flight in the World? Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands.
  19. In which shipyard was the Titanic built? Harland and Wolf, Belfast.
  20. With a record breaking 44 platforms, which is the largest railway station in the World? Grand Central Station, New York.

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