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2620 - Photo: Syd Young.

Having been stopped for a 'B' exam and repairs, at its home depot of York TMD, 55013 (D9013) "THE BLACK WATCH" now awaits a move to Doncaster Works for further repairs to its No.2 end power unit, on the 20th March 1980.

 

 

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55005 55006 55007 55008 55009 55010
55011 55012 55013 55014 55015 55016
55017 55018 55019 55020 55021 55022

 

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January

02 - Steel workers strike in UK.
03 - Naturalist Joy Adams is killed by a lion.
05 -
The first Deltics are officially withdrawn - 55001 and 55020 await the torch.
07 - Mrs. Gandhi wins India's general election.
08 -
The scrapping of 55020 begins (the locomotive is cut up by the end of the month).
17 - British Steel announce loss of 11,287 jobs in Wales by March.
25 - Paul McCartney is deported from Japan after being suspected of importing marijuana.
29 - US comedian Jimmy Durante dies.
30 -
Dismantling of 55001 begins.

February

14 - Thatcher says state benefit to strikers is to be halved.
17 -
Cutting up of 55001 is virtually complete (locomotive scrapped by the end of the month).

March

22 - Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" remains in US top 100 for record 303 weeks.
27 - Oil rig Alexander Kielland capsizes in North Sea following storms - over 100 dead.
29 - Ben Nevis wins Aintree Grand National.

April

01 - British steel strike is called off.
04 - Argentina is increasing links with the Falkland Isles.
07 - 400 march in protest of Cruise missiles in East Anglia.
25 - Boeing 727 air crash in Tenerife - 146 dead.
.......US attempt to free hostages in US embassy in Teheran fails as helicopter crashes - 8 dead.
29 - Alfred Hitchcock dies.
30 - Three gunmen seize 20 hostages in Iranian embassy, London.

May

01 - Ian McGregor is named as British Steel chairman.
04 - Yugoslavian leader Tito dies.
05 - SAS storm Iranian embassy in London and free 19 remaining hostages.
10 - FA Cup: West Ham 1, Arsenal 0.
14 - "Day of action" called by TUC.
16 - UK inflation rises to 21.8%.
19 - Mount St. Helens erupts in US killing eight.
28 - European Cup: Nottingham Forest 1, Hamburger SV 0 - in Spain.

June

04 - Henbit wins the Derby.
12 - Consett steel works is to close with the loss of 3,700 jobs.
.......English soccer fans riot in Turin as Belgium equalize against England in european championship game.
13 - UEFA fines FA 8,000 for Turin riots.

24 - UK unemployment stands at 1.6 million.
30 - The sixpence (2p) ceases to be legal tender.

July

01 - UK is in recession as 40,000 jobs are lost per month.
04 - Cawley beats Lloyd in women's final at Wimbledon, Borg wins for 5th time beating McEnroe.
10 - Fire causes damage to Alexandra Palace in London.
14 - Transport secretary Norman Fowler announces Sealink and BR hotels to be sold off.
15 - Deep Purple's single "Black Night" is re-released - again!!.
17 - Ronald Reagan to run for President.
22 - Unemployment now stands at 1,896,634.
24 - UK comedian Peter Sellers dies.

August

01 - Dublin - Cork express derails in Ireland - 17 dead.
12 - A giant panda gives birth in Mexico - it is the first born in captivity.
15 - The wreck of the Titanic is located 12,000 feet below the surface of the sea.

September

05 - Worlds longest road tunnel opens in Switzerland, it is 10 miles long between Goschenen and Airolo.
22 - Solidarity is formed by Polish workers.
.......Tiger is shot at John Aspinall's private zoo as 2nd keeper is killed.

October

01 - Deep Purple's 1972 live single "Smoke On The Water" is released - it reaches UK No.22.
03 - UK Housing Act is in force - council tenants can buy their own homes.
08 - British Leyland launches the Mini Metro.
10 - Thatcher says "this lady's not for turning".
11 - USSR cosmonauts return to earth after record 185 days in space.
.......Algerian earthquake kills 20,000.

November

04 - Reagan becomes President of America.
07 - US actor Steve McQueen dies.
08 - US space probe Voyager discovers 15th moon around Saturn.
19 - Student Jaqueline Hill is confirmed 'Yorkshire Rippers" 13th victim.
......."Dallas" is top TV show in the UK.
22 - US actress Mae West dies.
23 - Earthquake in Italy - 3,000 dead.

December

03 - British politician Sir Oswald Moseley dies.
08 - John Lennon is shot dead by Mark David Chapman.
31 -
55003 is the third Deltic to be withdrawn.

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