Old Oak Common in 1970 > LPPC DSL BW 0998

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.

LPPC DSL BW 0998 
 Original green and very early railblue liveries feature in this shot of locomotives at rest outside Old Oak Common 'Factory'.
The Brush Type 4 Class 47 number D1657 is either waiting to go in for repair or has just received an exam and is awaiting return to service. It is in its original livery as applied at Crewe. The Hymek Class 35, the number of which is uncertain, but may be D7006 is very much in early condition with green superstructure and lime-green lower band, with only a small yellow warning panel on the cab front, the windows of which have the original grey pauinted surround. Left in the open outside on a dead-end siding It would seem that it does not have much more life stretching ahead of it.
In contrast, shed pilot 350bhp diesel shunter Class 08 number D4003 is in early rail blue with British Rail logo on the cab-side. 
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Original green and very early railblue liveries feature in this

shot of locomotives at rest outside Old Oak Common 'Factory'.
The Brush Type 4 Class 47 number D1657 is either waiting to go in for repair or has just received an exam and is awaiting return to service. It is in its original livery as applied at Crewe. The Hymek Class 35, the number of which is uncertain, but may be D7006 is very much in early condition with green superstructure and lime-green lower band, with only a small yellow warning panel on the cab front, the windows of which have the original grey pauinted surround. Left in the open outside on a dead-end siding It would seem that it does not have much more life stretching ahead of it.
In contrast, shed pilot 350bhp diesel shunter Class 08 number D4003 is in early rail blue with British Rail logo on the cab-side.