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2938 - Photo: David Christie.

D9001 "ST. PADDY" waits with the 1A28 13:00 King's Cross - Newcastle service at Doncaster on the 1st August 1964 as stable-mate D9007 "PINZA" passes through with the 1A39 09:40 Glasgow Queen St. - King's Cross service.

 

 

D9000 D9001

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D9002 D9003
D9004 D9005 D9006 D9007 D9008 D9009
D9010 D9011 D9012 D9013 D9014 D9015
D9016 D9017 D9018 D9019 D9020 D9021

 

1964
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January

05 - First ticket collecting machine installed on the London Underground.
17 - Steptoe & Son is UK's most popular TV show.
20 - Trial of the Great Train Robbers begins.
21 - Average weekly wage is 16 14s 11d.
29 - U.S. launch Saturn rocket.

February

06 - Britain and France agree to build a Channel Tunnel (cost - 160 million).
23 - The Beatles are mobbed on their return to Britain following U.S. tour.
25 - Outsider Cassius Clay becomes heavy weight champion of the world beating Sonny Liston.
29 - British holiday plane crashes in the Alps - 84 dead.

March

03 - Mass closure of railway lines announced by the government.
09 -
"Flying Scotsman" service runs with 'Winged Thistle' headboard for first time.
........British troops involved in fighting between Greeks and Turks in Cyprus.
10 - Prince Edward is born to Queen Elizabeth II.
27 - Ten found guilty of Great Train Robbery - twenty still at large.
28 - Radio Caroline begins broadcasting.
30 - Clacton is seiged by Mods and Rockers.

April

15 - Ronald Biggs is found guilty of his part in the Great Train Robbery.
21 - BBC 2 begins broadcasts - first programme is Play School.

May

02 - Lady Nancy Astor (first woman MP) dies.
.......F.A. Cup final ends West Ham 3 - 2 Preston North End.
23 -
D9004 is named "QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDER" at Inverness.
27 - Nehru (Indian Prime minister) dies.

June

03 - Santa Claus wins the Derby!! Ridden by Scobie Breasley.
11 - Martin Luther King jailed for trying to force integration of a Florida restaurant.
12 - 300,000 meet the Beatles as they arrive in Australia.
14 - Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life for treason.

July

10 - 300 people are injured as crowd of 150,000 welcome Beatles back to Liverpool.
28 -
D9016 is named "GORDON HIGHLANDER" at Aberdeen.
31 - Ranger 7 sends back first close up pictures of the surface of the Moon.

August

06 - Beatles first film 'Hard Days Night' is released.
07 - U.S. step up their action against Vietnam.
10 - Greece and Turkey accept ceasefire in Cyprus.
12 - Novelist Ian Fleming dies.
.......Great Train robber Charlie Wilson escapes.

September

04 - Forth road bridge opens - Europe's longest bridge.
15 - General election is announced.
.......'The Sun' newspaper is born following the death of the 'Daily Herald'.
28 - Harpo Marx dies.

October

10 - Olympic games begin in Tokyo.
15 - Cole Porter dies.
16 - Labour and Harold Wilson narrowly win UK election.
.......China explodes A-bomb.

November

01 - Vietcong destroy six U.S. planes at their Bien Hoa base.
30 - Winston Churchill celebrates 90th birthday.

December

05 - D9006 is named "THE FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY" at Cupar.
06 - Martin Luther King preaches sermon in St. Pauls Cathedral.
08 - Lord Marks (Marks & Spencer's) dies.
21 - The British government votes against the death penalty.
23 - British Rail's controversial chief, Lord Beeching, is sacked by the new Labour government.
29 - Kray brothers linked to East End killing.
31 - Donald Campbell sets World speed record on water - 276.33 mph.

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