Old Oak Common in 1970 > LPPC DSL BW 0997

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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 Hymek Class 35 numberi 7029 is parked outside the Old Oak Common 'Factory' awaiting repairs. Possibly, it will be the recipient of the spare Hymek power bogie seen in the foreground.
The loco also displays one of BR's crass displays of modernisation at all costs, whereby the cast 'D' has been painted out so that everyone would be fooled into thinking what an up to date non-steam railway system it now was. 
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Hymek Class 35 numberi 7029 is parked outside the Old

Oak Common 'Factory' awaiting repairs. Possibly, it will be the recipient of the spare Hymek power bogie seen in the foreground.
The loco also displays one of BR's crass displays of modernisation at all costs, whereby the cast 'D' has been painted out so that everyone would be fooled into thinking what an up to date non-steam railway system it now was.