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2326 - Photo: John McIntyre.

Over the weekend of 16th and 17th September 1972 Haymarket's 9021 "ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDER" found itself an exhibit at the Glasgow Eastfield Open day 'Railfair 72'. Here the loco is seen on the 16th September.

 

 

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January

03 - IRA bomb blast injures 55 in Belfast department store.
05 - US space shuttle research is granted $5.5 billion.
09 - Fire destroys liner Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong harbour.
.......UK miners strike begins - government urges ration of coal supplies.
20 - Unemployment rises to over 1 million in the UK.
22 - UK joins the EEC.
27 - There is a gun battle between IRA and British troops along Irish border.
30 - Civil rights march in Londonderry is fired on by troops after riots began,
.......13 are killed in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'.

February

02 - British embassy in Dublin is destroyed by fire as demonstrations over 'Bloody Sunday' continue.
09 - A state of emergency is declared in London as miners continue to strike.
13 - US step up bombing campaign on North Vietnam.
16 - 'Black-outs' are imposed in Britain due to coal shortage.
18 - A 6 a week pay rise is recommended for striking miners.
22 - IRA bomb Aldershot barracks - 7 dead.
25 - Miners vote 25-1 in favour of pay increase.

March

02 - Power cuts end in the UK after 20 days of blackouts and industrial 3 day weeks.
07 - British soldier says he was told "shoot to kill" during 'Bloody Sunday' inquest.
21 - Deep Purple release the single "Never Before" as a prelude to "Machine Head" album.
25 - Heath imposes direct rule for Ulster.

April

13 - 23 explosions hit Northern Ireland.
15 - US launches massive bombing raid on Haiphong, North Vietnam.
17 - National 'Work To Rule' week commences on railways.
19 - 'Bloody Sunday' inquiry says troops were provoked though some fired recklessly.
20 - Apollo 16 lands on the Moon.
27 - Apollo 16 splashes down.
30 - Deep Purple release "Machine Head" album - it forms basis of live act for years to come,
.......and includes the classic "Smoke On The Water" - it tops the UK album chart.

May

05 - Italian DC-8 crashes in Italy - 115 dead.
06 - FA Cup: Leeds 1, Arsenal 0.
12 - Industrial action leads to Emergency timetable on railways.
14 - No train service due to industrial action.
24 - European Cup winners Cup: Rangers 3, Moscow Dynamo 0 - in Barcelona.
28 - Edward 'Duke of Windsor' ex-king of England dies.
30 - 25 are killed during raid on Tel Aviv airport by three Japanese killers.

June

03 - Pink Floyd release the album "Obscured By Clouds" - it's the soundtrack for the film "La Vallee".
07 - Relko wins Derby ridden by Lester Piggott.
18 - BEA Trident crashes in Staines - 118 dead.
27 - Official IRA begin ceasefire.
30 - Protestant groups in Belfast begin to erect barricades.

July

01 - Deep Purple play live at the Rainbow Theatre in London - they set a record as the loudest band!!
08 - Stan Smith beats Ilie Nastase in men's final at Wimbledon, Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong.
14 - IRA ceasefire is over - 4 die in fighting.
18 - The 100th British soldier is killed in Northern Ireland.
21 - 11 die and 130 injured in IRA bomb blasts in Belfast.
28 - UK dock workers strike.

August

06 - Idi Amin to expel 50,000 Asians to Britain.
16 - Dock workers call off strike action.
25 - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple vocalist) hands in his resignation - he'll leave the band on 30th June 1973.
26 - British yachtsman Sir Francis Chichester dies.
28 - Prince William of Gloucester is killed in air race.
31 - US swimmer Mark Spitz wins 5 gold medals in Munich Olympic games.

September

01 - The premier of Pink Floyd's film "Live at Pompeii" is shown at the Edinburgh Theatre.
05 - Munich games is stormed by Arab terrorists as they attempt to kill Israeli athletes.
08 - Israeli planes bomb guerrilla bases in Lebannon in revenge of Munich attack.
12 - The 'Cod War' begins as Icelandic gunboat sinks two British trawlers.
15 - Watergate charges are brought against Nixon aides.

October

06 - 147 die and 700 are injured in Mexican train crash.
13 - Plane crash in Andes strands survivors without food.
22 - England goal keeper Gordon Banks damages eye in car crash.
23 - Access credit cards introduced in UK.
27 - The first episode of the hit series 'Colditz' is screened on TV.

November

07 - Nixon is re-elected president.
15 - A kidney donor scheme is announced by UK government.
22 - The first US B-52 bomber is shot down in Vietnam.
23 - ASLEF strike - no trains running.

December

01 - Deep Purple release live album 'Made In Japan' - it reaches No.16 in UK album chart.
03 - Plane crash in Canary Islands - 155 dead.
11 - Apollo 17 lands on Moon.
22 - Tommy Docherty becomes manager of Manchester United.
25 - 10,000 killed in earthquake in Nicaragua's capital Managua.
26 - Former president Harry S. Truman dies.
29 - Survivors of October 13th's air crash tell of eating the dead to survive.
30 - Nixon calls halt to Hanoi bombing.

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