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Trains And Boats And Planes. Oh And Automobiles! 🚂 ⛴ ✈️ 🚘

This music and picture quiz is an 'any time' filler.

Its aim is to engage members in reminiscence and story telling. Don't forget to make time for that!

As usual, simplify and reduce content as necessary.

Ask members to state their preferred mode of transport or favourite journey?

Some reminiscence questions:

- Are people more happy at home or on holiday? Who would describe themselves as an adventurer or explorer, as opposed to a home bird?

- Do people remember their first car? How much did it cost?

- Do people remember what it was like to take a steam train journey?

- Has anyone ever sailed on a paddle steamer or cruise ship? Would they recommend it?

- HaS everyone flown on an aeroplane? Did everybody enjoy that experience?

- What is the furthest people have travelled?

- Has anyone made any plans for future travel?


1. Do people remember the 1968 movie 'The Love Bug'?

What type of car is this and what was its name in the film?

2. Who plays Mr Bean?

What type of car is this?

3. In the 1985 movie 'Back To The Future', who played Marty McFly?

What car took him into the future?

4. Did anyone have one of these James Bond dinky toys?

What type of car is this?

Name as many James Bond actors as you can?

5. Who broke the world land speed record in 1924 on Pendine Sands in West Wales?

How fast did he go (nearest guess)?

What was the name of the car?

6. What was the name of the car in 'Knightrider'?

Which actor played Michael Knight?

What type of car is this?

7. Who drove in this car?

Which city did they protect?

8. Name the car?

Name the TV sitcom?

9. Name the children's TV show?

What breed of dog was he?

10. Our first song is from the 1968 movie 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. YouTube link -

What was the name of the inventor and who played him?


Remember Maureen from 'Driving School'? Here's a clip -


11. Who wrote the 'Thomas The Tank Engine' books?

Have a guess at when the first one was published?

12. Which Agatha Christie thriller was set on a train?

Which detective did the story feature and who is playing him here?

13. The 'Flying Scotsman' gave its first service on the Edinburgh to London east coast line in which year?

What was its top operating speed (nearest guess)?

14. In which country does the 'Bullet Train' operate?

How fast can it travel (nearest guess)?

15. Who wrote the 'Ivor The Engine' books, first published in 1959?

Who drove the train?

What does 'M&LRTCL' stand for (a point for each right word)?

16. Who had or has a model railway?

Frank Hornby also invented which children's construction set?

Which pop star legend revealed this is his passion recently?

17. Name this train?

Which platform and station did it leave from in the books?

18. Name this 1970 movie?

Who starred as the railway station manager Albert Perks?

19. What was the name of the train in the 1950s TV series 'Casey Jones'?

Here's a link to the opening titles -

20. Here is our next song proper. 'The Runaway Train', sung by Michael Holliday.

Name some UK steam railways - that YOU have travelled on ...

Ask if any members were train spotters?

What is the name of the book which contains all the numbers?


Here is local picture of 'Barry Train Graveyard'. Does anyone remember visiting it and climbing on the trains?


21. Whose ship was 'HMS Victory'?

What battle in 1805 did she play a key role in?

22. What was the name of Queen Elizabeth 11's ship?

When was it retired? Where does it rest now?

23. When the public were asked to vote on-line to name the 'RRS Sir David Attenborough' in 2018, what name did they give it?

What was it built for?

24. What was the name of the 1972 movie about a ship being capsized by a tidal wave during a New Year's party?

Who won a BAFTA for Best Actor in that movie?

25. What is the name of this pirate?

What was the name of his ship?

26. Who starred in the 2003 movie 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'?

What was his character's name?

27. Name the 2000 movie?

What is the name he gave to the volleyball?

28. Name the TV show?

Name the star of that show?

29. What was the name of the 'unearthly paradise' in the 1968 'The Beatles' film?

Who declared war?

Time for another singalong -

30. Who directed the 1997 movie 'Titanic'?

Who played the parts of Jack Dawson and Rose Dewitt Bukater?

Who sang the film title song?

(There was definitely room for him on that door! Discuss.)


31. What is the name of the USA President's plane?

And what aircraft is it?

32. What was the name of Howard Hughes's flying boat?

True or False. It only flew once, in 1947?

33. Who was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932? She disappeared aged 39 in 1937.

What did she name her yellow biplane?

34. Which two aircraft were said to have won the 'Battle of Britain' in 1940?

35. Who invented the 'Bouncing Bomb' used to devastating effect in the 'Dambuster' bombing raids in 1943?

Which plane pictured here delivered them?

36. How fast could 'Concorde' fly (nearest guess)?

How many passengers did it carry?

It first flew in 1969 and was retired in 2003.

37. What is the name of the biggest passenger aeroplane in the world?

How many passengers is it certified to carry (nearest guess)?

38. Name this display team?

How many planes fly in formation?

39. In the 2016 movie 'Sully', Chesley Sullenberger played by Tom Hanks safely landed his aeroplane on which river in New York?

True or False. There were zero fatalities.

40. Which Monty Python tried to recreate the journey undertaken in the 1956 movie?

41. The 1965 movie 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' was about a flying race from where to where?

Who is pictured in this still?

Here's the song from the movie for a singalong -



1. VW Beetle


2. Rowan Atkinson

Mini Cooper

3. Michael J Fox


4. Aston Martin

Sean Connery (1962–1971, 1983), David Niven (1967), George Lazenby (1969), Roger Moore (1973–1985), Timothy Dalton (1987–1989), Pierce Brosnan (1995–2002) & Daniel Craig (2006–2020)

5. Sir Malcolm Campbell



6. 'KITT'

David Hasselhoff

Pontiac Firebird

7. 'Bat Mobile'

Gotham City

8. 'Robin Reliant'

'Only Fools And Horses'

9. 'Scooby Doo'

Great Dane

10. Caractacus Potts

Dick Van Dyke

11. Reverend Wilbert Awdry


12. 'Murder On The Orient Express'

Hercule Poirot / David Suchet

13. 1924


14. Japan


15. Oliver Postgate

'Jones The Steam'

'Merioneth And Llantisilly Railway Traction Company Ltd'

16. 'Meccanno'

Rod Stewart

17. 'Hogwart's Express'

Platform 9 3/4 Kings Cross

18. 'The Railway Children'

Bernard Cribbins

19. 'Canonball Express'

The name of the trainspotter's book was 'Locoshed'.

21. Horatio Nelson

'Battle Of Trafalgar'

22. Royal Yacht Britannia



23. 'Boaty Mc Boat Face'

Polar exploration and research

24. 'The Poseidon Adventure'

Gene Hackman

25. Captain Pugwash

'The Black Pig'

26. Johnny Depp

Captain Jack Sparrow

27. 'Castaway'


28. 'Cruising'

Jane McDonald

29. 'Pepperland'

'The Blue Meanies'

30. Jack Dawson & Kate Winslet

Celine Dion

31. 'Air Force One'

Boeing 747

32. 'Spruce Goose'


33. Amelia Earheart


34. 'Spitfire' & 'Hurricane'

35. Barnes Wallace

'Lancaster Bomber'

36. 1,354mph

Maximum of 128 passengers

37. A380


38. 'The Red Arrows'


39. Hudson River


40. Michael Palin

41. London to Paris

Terry Thomas


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