Concorde takes off maiden flight
MARCH 2: On March 2nd 1969, Concorde made its maiden flight. The Anglo-French plane took off from Toulouse and was in the air for 27 minutes before the pilot made the decision to land. The BA concorde flew its last scheduled flight on Friday 24 October 2003. Impressive picture as the mighty Concorde 002, British prototype of the Anglo-French supersonic airliner project, takes off from Filton, Bristol, on her maiden flight.
The Flying Scotsman : 1965
THE FLYING SCOTSMAN: The Flying Scotsman locomotive, for years a familiar sight on the Edinburgh run, leaves Paddington Station, London, at the head of a special train to commemorate the 20th anniversary of VE Day. The train is making a round trip to Gobowen, Shropshire.
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Refreshment by candlelight
By candle light Mrs Margaret Hosteland serves beer to Mr W J Cox in the London Bar at St Pancras Station during a blackout at the London rail terminus. 18/10/04: Britain could face a winter of power blackouts and price rises because of a 'looming crisis' in the industry, one of the country's biggest trade unions warned. There was a 'real possibility' of blackouts in large parts of the country because of serious problems in generating capacity, said Amicus.
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