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2636 - Photo: David Hayes.

On what appears to be a cold and miserable day 55004 (D9004) "QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDER" drags the empty stock of the 1N25 17:00 King's Cross - Newcastle "The Tees-Tyne Pullman" into the capital on the 11th November 1974.

 

 

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.1974
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January

06 - Due to power shortage first ever professional football match played on a Sunday in the UK.
10 - Train drivers strike cripples rail services.
25 - BP announce major oil find in the North sea.

February

01 - Ronnie Biggs arrested in Brazil.
.......Deep Purple release the album 'Burn' - the first with new Mk IV line-up.
04 - 81% of miners vote for strike in UK.
.......Brazil refuses to extradite Biggs due to Brazilian child.
05 - Patty Hearst kidnapped in California.
07 - UK government election called.
08 - US astronauts return from Skylab after 84 days in orbit.
11 - Petrol rises to 50p per gallon in the UK.

March

02 - Washington Grand Jury says Nixon is involved in Watergate.
03 - 344 die in France as Turkish Air DC-10 flight from Paris to London crashes.
06 - Harold Wilson is new UK prime minister.
........Miners strike ends with 35% pay increase.
08 - UK returns to a working five day week.
20 - Shots fired at Princess Anne in the Mall.
25 - 50 army officers killed in failed coup against Amin in Uganda.
29 - 50mph motorway speed limit restored in UK.
.......US space probe Mariner 10 takes first pictures of planet Mercury.
30 - Red Rum wins second Grand National.

April

01 - Family planning becomes free in the UK.
02 - Burmah oil announce Ninian oil field in the North Sea.
06 - Deep Purple play California Jam at Ontario Speedway - guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is
.......'run out of town' for destroying guitar, amps and a TV camera on stage and for fire raising!
15 - Kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst turns bank robber as she turns revolutionary!
20 - 1,000th victim dies in the Northern Ireland troubles.
22 - Pan-Am plane crashes in Bali with 107 dead.
27 - Soviet air crash kills 100 in Leningrad.

May

01 - Sir Alf Ramsey is sacked as England's football manager.
04 - FA Cup: Liverpool 3 Newcastle United 0.
06 - Ronnie Biggs freed from Brazilian jail.
11 - 20,000 feared dead in Chinese earthquake.
17 - A Dublin car bomb kills 23 in rush hour.
20 - 500th episode of Z-Cars screened in the UK.
24 - Jazz musician Duke Ellington dies.
29 - UEFA Cup: Feyenoord 4 Tottenham Hotspur 2.

June

04 - 250,000 killed in Uganda since Amin came to power.
05 - Snow Knight wins Derby as 50-1 outsider.
10 - 28 die in Flixborough chemical explosion in Humberside.
21 - UK inflation soars to 16%.

July

05 - Don Revie becomes England soccer manager.
06 - Conners and Evert win at Wimbledon.
07 - World Cup - West Germany 2 Holland 1.

August

04 - Neo-fascist attack on train kills 12 in Italy.
08 - Nixon is first US president to resign.
09 - Gerald Ford becomes new US president.
11 - Bangladesh monsoon kills 2,500 and leaves millions homeless.
29 - Eight hour battle between hippies and police at illegal Windsor pop festival.

September

01 - 150 die in Yugoslavian train crash.
12 - UK inflation pushes cost of Mini motor car up to 1000.
17 - UK nurses receive 58% pay increase.
20 - Cyclone Fifi kills 10,000 in Honduras.
23 - Ceefax begins on BBC.

October

01 - First McDonalds opens in the UK in south London.
05 - IRA Guilford pub bombs kill 5.
11 - Wilson regains power in UK second election of the year.
21 - Average wage increase in UK is 20.7%.
29 - Ali beats Foreman in heavyweight championship.

November

03 - 88 die in south Korea hotel fire.
12 - Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, is missing after family nanny Sandra Rivett murder.
21 - 21 die in IRA pub bombings in Birmingham.
22 - 'Birmingham Five' are arrested for pub bombings.

December

01 - Deep Purple release 'Stormbringer' album - the last with Ritchie Blackmore.
17 - IRA bomb kills 1 and injures 5 in London.
22 - IRA bombers attack Edward Heath's house.
26 - Cyclone shatters Darwin in Australia.
29 - 4,700 killed in Pakistan earthquake.

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