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1. Ques: I boarded the train going to Jerusalem. In it there was a Jewish man from the Old Yishuv in traditional dress, next to him was an Arab. The window was wide open and the view was spectacular.” Find this quote: what is it all about? If you get it, your team is FIRST CLASS!
1. Ans: Found on a sign along the Tracks Trail, this describes a cross culture encounter where a Jew and an Arab sit happily together enjoying the train ride and the wonderful day.
2. Ques: The new train really FIRED UP THE ENGINE of Jerusalem’s industry. Who waited outside the train station for tourists and pilgrims?
2. Ans: Found on a sign along the Tracks Trail, near the parking lot, carriage drivers would wait outside the train station for tourists and pilgrims, eager to take them to their destination.
3. Ques: You’re on the right TRACK! Take a team selfie by a semaphore. And what is a semaphore anyway?
3. Ans: A semaphore is a mechanical signaling system based on movable arms that signal information to train drivers. The old semaphore is at the entrance to the Tracks Trail by the parking lot.
4. Ques: Riots and bloodshed in pre-state Israel in the 1930’s: a train on the Jerusalem line is ambushed and overturned! Find a picture of the train and take an “investigative” team selfie. We won’t BLOW THE WHISTLE on you!
4. Ans: Found on a sign on the Tracks Trail is a picture of the overturned locomotive.
5. Ques: Where is this? Get it in a team selfie. You’ve taken this game to the NEXT PLATFORM!
5. Ans: Found on one of the quotation signs along the Tracks Trail.
6. Ques: ALL ABOARD! How was the first official “Hebrew” train decorated?
6. Ans: Found on a sign on the Tracks Trail. The first Hebrew train was decorated with Israeli flags. A picture of this can be seen on page 90 of ScaVentures Jerusalem.
7. Ques: Where is this? Get it in a team selfie. SIGNAL that there is no team like your team!
7. Ans: Found at the end of the route of the Train Game, on the Tracks Trail at the junction of Pierre Koneig Street.
8. Ques: CONDUCT YOURSELVES with pride when you discover who were the two famous travelers on the train it its early years!
8: Ans: Found on a sign in the First Station area, Theodore Herzl and Kaiser Wilhem II were famous travelers on the train line.
9. Ques: “Noah’s Ark” – No, we’re not getting SIDETRACKED! How is it connected to the train line?
9. Ans: Found on a sign along the Tracks Trail, it was a movable British Defense position at the end of the train.
10. Ques: No RUNNING OUT OF STEAM now! When was the British High Commissioner a train conductor?
10. Ans: Found on a sign in the First Station area, the British High Commissioner was the conductor on the first train that entered the Jerusalem Train Station under British Mandate Rule.
11. Ques: TUNNEL VISION? None here! Who was Lisolette Grschebina? And what did she do for the train line?
11. Ans: Found on a sign along the Tracks Trail, she was a German Jewish photographer who was forced to leave Germany. She made an exhibition on the train in the 1940s.
12. Ques: Where is this? Get it in a team selfie. Don’t make too much of a COMMOTION now!
12: Ans: This gate can be found along the Tracks Trail.
13: Ques: Where is this? Get it in a team selfie. THAT”S THE TICKET!
13. Ans: The Train Clock, made from recycled metal from the train tracks is mounted on the main building above the main entrance to the train station.
14. Ques: Where is this? Get it in a team selfie. EXPRESS your team awesomeness!
14. Ans: The words Jerusalem in Hebrew, English and Arabic are on a plaque on the top of the train station. Along the side of the station there are stairs that will take you there.
15. Ques: Today you CHOO- CHOO- CHOOSE to be winners! What company was established right next to the train station?
15. Ans: Along the Tracks Trail, near the parking is the first power station in Jerusalem.
16. Ques: END OF THE LINE BONUS QUESTION: While we’re on this TRAIN OF THOUGHT, find carriage #322. On it is a small steel plate that has the ID number, year of manufacture, and the letters “PR”. What does PR stand for? What info can you learn from this plaque? You can Google it, ask someone or do anything creative and legal to find an answer.
16. Ans: Carriage ID: 94, year of manufacture: 1922, PR: Palestine Railways.