Quiz: Trains: Can You Name the Equipment From an Image?
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Trains: Can You Name the Equipment From an Image?
By: Bambi Turner
Image: 12019 / Pixabay

About This Quiz

It's hard to mistake the sound of a train whistle for any other sound, but would you be able to recognize that whistle from just a picture? What about other train equipment, like a boxcar, throttle or crossgate? If you consider yourself a railroad expert, take our quiz to see how much of this train equipment and machinery you can identify!

It's no exaggeration to say that trains helped to shape the modern world. In 1830, the first all-steam railroad opened in the form of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Over the next century, steam dominated the rail industry, and as train routes spread across Europe and North America, tracks were arranged around water sources that could be used to power these steam engines. This arrangement had a major effect on the formation of modern cities and the places where people live today.

While those 1830s trains could move at only around 30 mph, the fastest trains today can travel a mile in a single second. Yet despite this increase in speed, many of these basic equipment and other components used on and around trains have remained very much the same as they were back then.

Think you can name the equipment and machinery that keeps the trains running at full throttle? Take this quiz to find out!

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Can you ID this piece of railway equipment?
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What is the name of this equipment?
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Know the name of this train component?
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What is this railroad component called?
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Match this train equipment to its name.
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Know the name of this component used on a train?
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Which train component is shown in the image?
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What is this equipment called?
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Which type of train equipment is shown here?
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Pick the correct name for this equipment.
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Name this equipment that is used around trains.
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What is this component called?
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Which train component is this?
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Use this image to ID this equipment.
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Know the name of this train component?
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What is this equipment called?
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Can you ID this piece of railway equipment?
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Name this equipment used in the railroad industry.
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Choose the correct name for this equipment.
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What is the name of this equipment?
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What is this railroad component called?
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Can you ID this train component?
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Choose the correct name for this equipment.
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Match this train equipment to its name.
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Can you identify this railway equipment?
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Can you ID this train component?
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What is this equipment called?
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Use this image to ID this equipment.
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What is this component called?
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Name this equipment used in the railroad industry.
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Name this train component.
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Which train component is shown in the image?
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Name this equipment that is used around trains.
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Can you identify this railway equipment?
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Which train component is this?
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Pick the correct name for this equipment.
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Which type of train equipment is shown here?
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Know the name of this component used on a train?
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What is this equipment called?
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Name this train component.
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