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« on: February 27, 2022, 21:47:21 »

Last day of service, Acton Town to South Acton - 28th February 1959
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Acton_railway_station_(England)

First order place for Brush 47 locomotives - 28th February 1961
https://worldwiderails.com/br-class-47-brush-type-4/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_47

Moorgate Tube Disaster - 28th February 1975
https://www.railmagazine.com/trains/heritage/moorgatethe-unresolved-tragedy
https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/museum/history-and-stories/historical-fires-and-incidents/the-moorgate-tube-crash-1975/
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/24727

Greta Thunberg in Bristol - 28th February 2020
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-51663632
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/22947

A day of extremes

- closure of a tiny line operated by one single carriage train and the first order for what became the largest main line class with 512 built (though there were 996 class 08 shunters)

- the utter disaster of Moorgate, and the awakening of many to concerns as to the environment
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2022, 12:14:20 »

South Acton link is broken

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Acton_railway_station_(England)
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2022, 12:28:50 »


That's because in closed 63 years ago  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2022, 11:58:24 »

Midland and Great Northern Railway network closed 28th February 1959?

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2022, 13:46:16 »

Shelby / Great Heck rail accident on this day also.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2023, 07:15:34 »

48 years since Dad came home and described the thump / earthquake he had heard in the basement office he works in on Finsbury Square, just a shortish distance from Moorgate Station.  Time passes, but some of those memories do not.
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