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2300 - Photo: Cedric A. Clayson ( John Clayson).

A wonderfully atmospheric shot as the driver of D9003 "MELD" checks his running schedule at King's Cross circa April 1962.

 

 

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1962
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January

08 - 93 killed as trams collide in Holland.
09 - De Havilland launch the Trident jet plane.
11 - 3,000 are killed in landslide in Peru.
14 - Smallpox outbreak in UK - 6 dead.
22 - James Hanratty pleads not guilty to the "A6 murder".
26 - US space rocket 'Ranger 3' strays from course - it will miss Moon by 20,000 miles.

February

07 - 249 miners die and 146 remain missing following pit explosion in Saar, Germany.
12 -
D9020 is delivered new and named "NIMBUS".
16 - Gales sweep UK - 11 feared dead.
17 -James Hanratty is found guilty of "A6 murder" and will hang.
20 - John Glenn becomes first American astronaut to orbit the Earth.
21 - Floods in Hamburg - 278 are missing.
26 - IRA calls of its five year campaign of violence.

March

01 - 93 die in New York plane crash.
04 - 110 die in Cameroon's following crash of British DC-7.
....... Malta becomes fully independent.
16 -
D9021 is delivered - the final production Deltic.
.......The first USSR Cosmos satellite is launched.
19 - 300 year old skull found beneath Downing Street.
31 - Kilmore wins Aintree Grand National.

April

02 - The first push button controlled 'Panda Crossings' are introduced in London.
04 - James Hanratty is hanged for the "A6 murder".
09 - UK budget sees price of new Mini fall to 495 19s 3d.
17 - France and Belgium call or UK to join EEC.
20 - UK government will set free jailed IRA terrorists following peace offer.
23 - Stirling Moss is injured in 110 mph crash at Goodwood.
26 - Ariel the UK's first Satellite is launched.
.......US rocket Ranger IV crashes on the dark side of the moon.
30 - Peter Cook takes control of ailing 'Private Eye' magazine.

May

02 - UK government warns it will fine people not using the new 'Panda Crossings'!
08 - The last trolley buses are taken out of service in London.
24 - M. Scott Carpenter is second US astronaut to orbit Earth - he overshoots landing by 250 miles
.......and is lost for nearly half an hour.
25 - The new Coventry cathedral is consecrated.
31 - World Cup: England 1, Hungary 2 - in first match in Chile.
........Adolf Aichmann is hanged for war crimes.

June

02 - The first legal casino, the Metropole, opens in Brighton.
03 - Air France Boeing 707 crashes in Paris - 130 die.
06 - Larkspur wins the Derby - 4 jockeys hurt following 7 horse pile up.
10 - World Cup quarter final; England 1, Brazil 3 - in Chile.
11 - 20th Century Fox scrap new Marilyn Monroe film due to her continued absence on set.
12 - Three prisoners dig their way out of Alcatraz - using spoons!!
17 - World Cup final; Brazil 3, Czechoslovakia 1 - in Chile.
18 -
D9000 is named "Royal Sots Grey" at Edinburgh Waverley prior to working 10:00.
.......A full Deltic timetable commences on the ECML. D9000 & D9020 work the up & down
......."Flying Scotsman" services respectively - it is also the 100th anniversary of the service.
22 - French plane crashes in West Indies - 112 dead.
27 - The BBC2 channel is suggested by government committee.
30 - The first edition of 'Police Five' is broadcast on TV.

July

06 - Rod Laver wins men's final at Wimbledon.
10 - Martin Luther King is jailed for leading an illegal march in Georgia.
11 - American Fred Baldasare is the first (frog)man to swim English Channel underwater.
.......Telstar satellite brings live trans-Atlantic TV coverage.
17 - US Air Force pilot sets record by flying at height of 59 miles in an X-15 plane.
20 - The worlds first passenger hovercraft begins service between Rhyl and Wallasey.

August

05 - Marilyn Monroe is found dead in Hollywood.
06 - Jamaica becomes independent after 307 year rule by Britain.
10 - Martin Luther King is let free from jail.
14 - The tunnel beneath Mont Blanc in Italy is completed.
17 - An inquest reveals Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose.
26 - US space probe Mariner II is launched towards Venus.
31 - Trinidad and Tobago become independent remaining in the British Commonwealth.
.......Chris Bonington and Ian Clough become first Britons to conquer north face of the Eiger.

September

01 - A report reveals world population is now 3 billion.
02 - Final (official) day of operation for Glasgow City trams (the last route: No.9 Auchenshuggle to Dalmuir West).
03 - An earthquake kills 20,000 in Iran.
04 - Glasgow trams finally bow out after three days of souvenir service 250,000 turn out to say goodbye!!
14 -
Poor availability of Deltics sees only 10 in traffic with 20 required for diagrams.
18 - 18 people tunnel below the Berlin wall to escape to the West.
25 - Sonny Liston becomes world heavyweight champion, he beats Floyd Patterson.
26 - Floods in Barcelona kill 323.
30 - Riots in Mississippi as first black student is allowed into university.

October

01 - 200 arrested in Mississippi as James Meredith attends his first classes.
09 - Independence is granted to Uganda after 62 years of British rule.
15 - Amnesty International is formed to investigate the abuse of human rights.
17 - Hyde Park underpass is opened and creates huge traffic jams.
22 - Nelson Mandela pleads not guilty to treason in South Africa.
.......US imposes arms blockade on Cuba as USSR missile base is found on island.
28 - The threat of nuclear war is averted as USSR promises to dismantle Cuban missile bases.

November

01 - USSR launches first rocket towards Mars.
02 - President Kennedy says all USSR missile bases in Cuba have been destroyed.
07 - Nelson Mandela is jailed for five years.
20 - The US blockade on Cuba is lifted.
24 - "That Was The Week That Was" is transmitted for the first time on TV.
26 - US agrees to remove its missile bases from Turkey.
29 - An agreement to build Concord - first supersonic airliner - is made between France and UK.

December

04 - Two British divers set world record for underwater depth of 1,000 feet.
06 - Smog claims lives of 60 in London over three days - fog is set to continue for next 24 hours.
07 - UK undertakes second of its underground nuclear tests in the Nevada desert.
14 - US space probe Mariner II sends back first pictures of Venus.
15 - British actor and director Charles Laughton dies.
21 -
Out of 113 passenger and parcels trains observed at King's Cross only 21 were Deltic hauled
.......and of the 22 locomotives 6 examples were not seen.

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