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Orient Express steams into service

June 6, 2019 admin 0

THE legendary Orient Express – which carved an international reputation running through the heart of Europe – began operating on this day in 1883. The first passengers on the Express could not travel the whole […]

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1967: Stockport air disaster kills 84

June 4, 2019 admin 0

On this day in 1967, a British Midland Airways Canadair Argonaut crashed near Stockport, Cheshire, killing sixty-nine passengers and three crew members. The airliner, call sign “Hotel Golf,” was returning to Manchester with holidaymakers from […]