Don't want to give it away - but obvious for train fans - there's a train question with a photo on today's episode.

I will just add they they all muffed the question. 

David

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The clue was a picture of what I believe to be the "Super Chief" being pulled by Warbonnets. 

Question was: What towns were in the name of the railroad pictured?

One answered Chicago, Burlington & Santa Fe or BNSF - WRONG

Second answered BNSF - WRONG AGAIN

Third contestant didn't even try.  Ages ranged from younger to middle-aged.  Sad, just so sad.

Chuck

that show has had some real winners on there recently....i never seen so many missed  answers like tonight.....almost had a 3 way win at $0....

Now here's a couple of trivia question for ya': What movie featured the song and from where were the passengers in the song coming?

 

I knew the final question. Harry Truman. None of them new it. I met Truman while I was working at NBC in NY in 1954 if anyone cares..

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Tom,

I was hoping you saw this topic and/or the show. The category was State Capitals. The clue was, "Seen here is a train on this railroad whose name includes two state capitals and a third city."

The first person said, "Burlington North Santa Fe." The second said, "BNSF....Burlington," before being cut off by Alex Trebek. Third didn't hazard a guess. (I know this conflicts a bit with what PRR1950/Chuck posted, but I recorded it so I'd have the clue and the answers.)

And Jim Berger hit the nail on the head - last two days, contestants have missed a lot of questions.

David

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Conductor Earl - I don't know if it's the correct answer you're looking for but one song that immediately came into my mind was "Pardon me boys - is it the Chattanooga Choo Choo?" (lol)

Dominic Mazoch posted:

With the Big Dome, is that not the CHIEF, not the. SC?

But that curve seems to have been used for many PR pictures.

Since that view is along the ocean, it might actually be on the line south to SanDiego, thus not either the "Chief" nor the "Super Chief".

Question:  Named for 3 cities, this railway connected Kansas to California???

Answer:   Atchison, (Kansas), Topeka, (Kansas), and Santa Fe, (New Mexico).   

There was a Judy Garland song, I think???.   IMO.  Seeing a lot of young contestants, Jeopardy, save for the history books, most would never have experienced a world without Interstate Highways.  Those writing the questions, may be older???   

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eddie g posted:

I knew the final question. Harry Truman. None of them new it. I met Truman while I was working at NBC in NY in 1954 if anyone cares..

You met him even if nobody cares. 

eddie g posted:

I knew the final question. Harry Truman. None of them new it. I met Truman while I was working at NBC in NY in 1954 if anyone cares..

Actually, I'd love some details. What were you doing with NBC? Do you have a photo? (I have one of me and Reagan in '93). I did a tour of the NBC studios in NYC around that year. I was 12 at the time.

Truman was FDR's (Franklin Delano Roosevelt's) vice president when he died, third term as president. Truman served-out the remainder of FDR's term, and another.  Moving on after WW2, the start of a lot, most noted the Interstate Highway System.  Next up, Eisenhower, then Kennedy.  Passenger Railroad days, were gone forever.  

 

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Hot Water posted:
Dominic Mazoch posted:

With the Big Dome, is that not the CHIEF, not the. SC?

But that curve seems to have been used for many PR pictures.

Since that view is along the ocean, it might actually be on the line south to SanDiego, thus not either the "Chief" nor the "Super Chief".

As I recall, the Santa Fe's Big Domes were assigned to the El Capitan and San Fransisco Chief.

Rusty

Hot Water posted:
Dominic Mazoch posted:

With the Big Dome, is that not the CHIEF, not the. SC?

But that curve seems to have been used for many PR pictures.

Since that view is along the ocean, it might actually be on the line south to SanDiego, thus not either the "Chief" nor the "Super Chief".

Well, fellows, I agree that it is not the Chief, nor the Super Chief.  All the passenger cars are chair cars except for the Big Dome lounge, and the dining car behind it, as well as the lunch counter diner two cars ahead of the dome car, so this train is El Capitan, between 1953 and 1956.  The Big Dome was added to the consist in 1953, and the entire passenger consist of El Capitan was replaced with Hi-Level chair cars, lounge, and dining car in 1956.  The deluxe chair cars with the window shade dividers were also built in 1953, by Budd, and were the finest conventional chair cars ever built.

The location looks like Blanchard, NM, to me, as evidenced by the piñon trees and the "bob wahr" ranch fence.  That would be way up in northeast New Mexico ranch country, 2-lane and dirt road territory.

Engine 36 was the last F3 consist purchased by Santa Fe, early in 1949.

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Number 90 posted:
Hot Water posted:
Dominic Mazoch posted:

With the Big Dome, is that not the CHIEF, not the. SC?

But that curve seems to have been used for many PR pictures.

Since that view is along the ocean, it might actually be on the line south to SanDiego, thus not either the "Chief" nor the "Super Chief".

Well, fellows, I agree that it is not the Chief, nor the Super Chief.  All the passenger cars are chair cars except for the Big Dome lounge, and the dining car behind it, as well as the lunch counter diner two cars ahead of the dome car, so this train is El Capitan, between 1953 and 1956.  The Big Dome was added to the consist in 1953, and the entire passenger consist of El Capitan was replaced with Hi-Level chair cars, lounge, and dining car in 1956.  The deluxe chair cars with the window shade dividers were also built in 1953, by Budd, and were the finest conventional chair cars ever built.

The location looks like Blanchard, NM, to me, as evidenced by the piñon trees and the "bob wahr" ranch fence.  That would be way up in northeast New Mexico ranch country, 2-lane and dirt road territory.

Engine 36 was the last F3 consist purchased by Santa Fe, early in 1949.

Thanks Tom. That was such a bad photo reproduction in the earlier post, that it looked just like it was along the ocean.  Now we know the rest of the story.

Joe, My wife most likely took you on that tour. she was a tour guide at NBC in 1954 and then later worked for the Steve Allen.

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eddie g posted:

Joe, My wife most likely took you on that tour. she was a tour guide at NBC in 1954 and then later worked for the Steve Allen.

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Mike CT posted:

Truman was FDR's (Franklin Delano Roosevelt's) vice president when he died, third term as president. Truman served-out the remainder of FDR's term, and another.  Moving on after WW2, the start of a lot, most noted the Interstate Highway System.  Next up, Eisenhower, then Kennedy.  Passenger Railroad days, were gone forever.  

 

It was his 4th term, not 3rd. Elections in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944, final inauguration in January, 1945.

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