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2756 - Photo: Grahame Wareham.

D9018 "BALLYMOSS" has come off the overnight 1A71 22:30 Edinburgh - King's Cross service in early April 1969. The loco is seen in the last few weeks of green livery as it entered Doncaster Works for overhaul on the 16th April 1969 and emerged on the 10th May in blue livery.

 

 

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.1969
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January

04 - 50 die as airliner crashes into houses at Gatwick.
09 - NASA choose Armstong and Aldrin for first moon landing.
14 - Sir Matt Busby announces his retirement as Manchester United manager.
15 - Maiden voyage of QE2 is postponed due to turbine faults.
20 - US: Nixon is sworn in as president.
24 - Ford unveil the new Capri model.

February

02 - Actor Boris Karloff dies.
08 - Boeing's 747 airliner makes maiden flight.
13 - First human egg fertilised in test-tube.
21 - Week long truce in Vietnam ends.

March

02 - French Concorde makes maiden test flight.
04 - Longest ever trial ends at Old Bailey - Kray twins are found guilty.
07 - New London Underground 'Victoria Line' opens.
10 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty to murder of Martin Luther King - he's jailed for 99 years.
11 - Author John Wyndham dies.
12 - Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman.
22 - Soccer hooligans riot on London Underground.
28 - Dwight D. Eisenhower dies.
29 - Highland Wedding wins Aintree Grand National.

April

09 - British Concorde takes off on maiden test flight.
22 - QE2 leaves Southampton on first commercial voyage.
24 - British Leyland announce the 'Maxi' motor car.
26 - FA Cup: Manchester City 1, Leicester City 0.

May

03 - Jimi Hendrix is arrested for possession of heroin.
18 - Graham Hill wins Monaco Grand Prix.
22 - Apollo 10 passes the moon within 9.4 miles.
26 - Apollo 10 splashes down.

June

01 - Repairs to Napier Deltic power units turns to Doncaster Works.
04 - Blakeney wins the Epsom Derby.
09 - Enoch Powell proposes repatriation of immigrants from Britain.
21 - Tennis player Maureen 'Little Mo' Connolly dies.
22 - Actress Judy Garland dies.
25 - Pancho Gonzales beats Charlie Pasarell in longest ever Wimbledon singles match...
.......(22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9).

July

01 - Deep Purple Mk I release 'The Book Of Taliesyn'.
........Charles becomes Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle.
02 - Brian Jones of 'Rolling Stones' drowns in his own swimming pool.
04 - Deep Purple Mk I play last gig at Cardiff 'Top Rank'.
........Ann Jones beats Billie-Jean King in Wimbledon womens final.
05 - Rolling Stones play for free in Hyde Park.
........Rod Laver beats John Newcombe in Wimbledon mens final.
07 - Coroner says Brian Jones died of alcohol and drugs.
10 - Deep Purple Mk II, with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, play Speakeasy club in London.
16 - Apollo 11 is launched.
21 - Neil Armstrong is first man on the moon.
24 - Apollo 11 splashes down.
.......Deep Purple & Royal Philharmonic play Albert Hall (album released January 1970).

August

08 - Handley Page UK's oldest aircraft manufacturer calls in the receiver.
09 - Actress Sharon Tate is murdered in Hollywood.
12 - Londonderry sees worst night of rioting since troubles began.
16 - British troops begin to patrol Belfast streets.
17 - Woodstock festival ends in US - 400,000 attend.
31 - 150,000 attend 3rd night Isle of White rock festival - Dylan headlines.
........Boxer Rocky Marciano dies in plane crash.

September

05 - ITV make first colour transmissions.
07 - Jackie Stewart wins Italian Grand Prix and championship.
10 - There are now 7,000 British troops in Ireland.
12 - Nixon orders B52 bombing of North Vietnam.
21 - Police break up peaceful protest of 250 squatting hippies in building in Piccadilly.

October

01 - French Concorde breaks sound barrier for first time.
05 - BBC broadcast 'Monty Pythons Flying Circus' for the first time.
14 - New 50p coin enters circulation in the UK.
25 - Pink Floyd release double album 'Ummagumma'.

November

01 - Deep Purple release 'DeepPurple' - a belated Mk I album.
05 - UK farmworkers minimum wage rises by 15/- to 13 3/-.
07 - 64 die in South African mine explosion.
11 - Barracuda Tankers, owners of Torrey Canyon, pay UK and France 3 million compensation.
14 - Apollo 12 is launched.
24 - Apollo 12 splashes down after 2nd successful moon landing.
27 - Rolling Stones play Madison Square Gardens.

December

02 - 98 are arrested in Aberdeen after invasions of Springbok match.
04 - Chicago police shoot dead two black panthers.
18 - Death penalty is abolished in UK.
23 - Flu kills 294 in UK.
24 - Charles Manson is found guilty of Sharon Tate killing.

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