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Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

Postby Lancastrian » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:13 am

End2end wrote:Was it legislation to standardise the gauge across all railways?
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Bufferstop wrote:Railways act 1874, create arbitration system for trading disputes?

The government decided that all accidents should be recorded and reported to the Board of Trade and, in 1874, they established a Royal Commission on Railway Accidents (similar to a public nquiry). The railway companies hoped that the Commission would set or limit the amount of compensation that injured passengers or their dependants could claim, but the MPs took the view, along with the travelling public, that accidents were preventable. They also considered that the financial penalty of paying compensation would motivate the railways to improve their safety standards. There was to be no compensation for employees until the passing of the Employers’ Liability Act of 1880. The complex systems of the railways, and their impact on individuals, caused society to reexamine its ideas about medical ethics, contractual obligations, redress, negligence and safety in ways that still affect us today

Now that wasn't all that hard, was it. :D

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Postby Bufferstop » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:37 pm

It's remarkably easy to find legislation that affects things at a generic level like Railways (or one of the newer ones Distance Selling). Just look for example, for Factories Act, you will find a list of them with listed by years.
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Postby Bufferstop » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:59 pm

I'm back:-
Be very careful how you answer this,"It can be said to have lasted from 1895 to 1923" What was it? I'm feeling very pedantic!
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Postby End2end » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:17 pm

Bufferstop wrote:I'm feeling very pedantic!

Happy hour? :lol: sorry I'm being pedantic too.

My actual answer is... HMS Victorious?
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Postby Bufferstop » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:24 pm

Sorry, it was it was nowhere near as good at floating.
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Postby End2end » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:37 pm

Was it the NER before becoming the LNER?
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Postby Bufferstop » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:59 pm

Aha, you are thinking the right way but heading in the wrong direction (I think).
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Postby glencairn » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:35 pm

West Highland Railway?

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Postby Bufferstop » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:35 pm

E2E was thinking right but just about 180 degrees out. Head in that direction then start looking around.
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Postby End2end » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:26 am

LSWR?
It would be 180 degrees from NE.
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Postby Bufferstop » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:22 am

You need to narrow down your search.
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Postby glencairn » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:49 pm

Pentewan Railway?

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Postby End2end » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:08 pm

Royal Arsenal (munitions?) railway?
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Postby Bufferstop » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:01 pm

You've gone a bit to far Mr G. Must mention the literary connection and an American import.
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Postby glencairn » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:11 pm

Lynton and Barnstable Railway?

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