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1805  Battle of Trafalgar
1905  Falkirk and District Tramways Company
Circular 6.5 mile tramway opened from Falkirk to Camelon to Larbert to Carron Ironworks to Falkirk.
1966  Aberfan disaster
A mudflow of spoil from Merthyr Vale Colliery engulfs Pantglas Junior School and twenty houses killing 147. 116 were children. See image 25907.



This day in history

More than a hint of ^fog on the Tyne^ as A3 Pacific no 60042 <I>Singapore</I> crosses the King Edward Bridge shortly after leaving Newcastle Central on 21 October 1962 with the 4.30pm train to Leeds City.

More than a hint of ^fog on the Tyne^ as A3 Pacific no 60042 Singapore crosses the King Edward Bridge shortly after leaving Newcastle Central on 21 October 1962 with the 4.30pm train to Leeds City.


K A Gray [1962]


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Oct 2018 New ScotRail 385s taken out of service due to braking fault.
Aug 2018 First of the ScotRail refurbished HSTs arrives in Scotland.
July 2018 New ScotRail class 385s introduced on Edinburgh - Glasgow services.
Jun 2018 LNER takes over operations on the East Coast Main Line from Virgin/Stagecoach.
Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.

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