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    Default So you think you know about Trains?

    Welcome to the Trains Trivia of the Week thread.

    Every Wednesday we will ask you a question here related to trains, and you will have a week to answer the question. Next Wednesday, we will update the previous week's answer and put in a new question again. You can use this thread to discuss your answers.

    If you have a trivia question which you want to be featured in this section, email it through to trainznews@n3vgames.com along with the answer.

    So you are a ferroequinologist......right?

    Last week's answer:

    The Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) began operating it’s Blue Comet service in February 1929.

    This week's question:
    As part of the 75th anniversary celebrations for Mallard’s setting of the record for fastest steam locomotive, two A4 locomotives will return to the United Kingdom for the celbrations. What are the names and numbers of these locomotives, and where are they coming from?
    Last edited by Zec Murphy; September 4th, 2012 at 10:31 PM. Reason: New Trivia question, and answer for previous question

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    April 1856. Ran from Adelaide to Port Adelaide.

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    1854, when the first steam railway between Melbourne and Port Melbourne started.

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    1854 September 12th
    Melbourne & Hobsons Bay railway with a locally constructed locomotive

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    The first railway to operate in Australia was a locally manufactured steam locomotive, which ran from Flinders Street Melbourne in Victoria to Sandridge (Port Melbourne) on 12th September 1854.

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    On June 1, 1999 Conrail was split between Norfolk Southern and CSX. 42 percent to CSX and 58 percent to Norfolk Southern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris94 View Post
    On June 1, 1999 Conrail was split between Norfolk Southern and CSX. 42 percent to CSX and 58 percent to Norfolk Southern.
    It would help if you actually read the opening post .

    As to the question in hand, I concur with Bob (CRO), I have the same info.
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    I would agree with all the posts of our learned experts from Australia, in other words, I couldn't find anything on t'internet to contradict their claim.......

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    Good answer guys
    As identified by a lot of users here, last week's answer was: 12th of September 1854 between Melbourne (Flinders Street) and Sandridge (now Port Melbourne) in Victoria (Australia).

    Will be updating the first post soon with this week's question.

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    The regulator admits steam into the cylinders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowarrior View Post
    Snip{This week's question:

    What is the function of the ‘regulator’ in a steam locomotive?}
    The regulator adjusts the amount of steam allowed into the steamchest, i.e. works like a throttle on a car.

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    I agree with Bill69..
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    It changes the speed.

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    What is the function of the ‘regulator’ in a steam locomotive?
    Hmm, the regulator is the device situated in the steamengine cabin that can set the regulator valve. This valve, most of the time, is situated on top of the kettle in a so called steam dome. The valve regulates the amount of steam that passes from its collection point the dome, to, depending on the type of engine, either a superheater first, or the steamchest directly.

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    is it not to control the speed in which the locomotive keeps a constant speed

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