Old Oak Common in 1970 > LPPC DSL BW 0995

On a Summer weekend in 1970, Peter Collins visited Old Oak Common shed just west of Paddington station. He was allowed to take some photographs around the remaining turntable and inside the shed and repair shop ('The Factory').

These superb post-steam shots capture the Western Region's locomotive types, both Diesel Hydraulic and Diesel Electric at rest and also under repair. From an immaculate Warship to a particlualrly grimy Hymek, the photographs capture what a diesel depot was like at the time.

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 All the GWR 'A' code sheds had their own, quite substantial, lifting shops where locomotives requiring repairs more complex than just running and servicing problems, could be accommodated and dealt with.
Old Oak Common's was known colloquially as the 'Factory' and this shot was taken inside in 1970.
Western Class 52 number D1042 'Western Proncess' is in for some work and displays, under its running number, the sticker provided on all locomotives after the end of steam on BR, depicting such information as its maximum speed, brake force, route availability etc. 
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All the GWR 'A' code sheds had their own, quite

substantial, lifting shops where locomotives requiring repairs more complex than just running and servicing problems, could be accommodated and dealt with.
Old Oak Common's was known colloquially as the 'Factory' and this shot was taken inside in 1970.
Western Class 52 number D1042 'Western Proncess' is in for some work and displays, under its running number, the sticker provided on all locomotives after the end of steam on BR, depicting such information as its maximum speed, brake force, route availability etc.