Old Oak Common in 1970 > LPPC DSL BW 0988

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 0988 
 1971 and the end of the line for the Warships. Whilst many were dumped at Swindon Works, this was Old Oak Common's contribution.
D817 'Foxhound' is in intermediate maroon livery with original size numbering whilst 823 'Hermes' behind is in full rail-blue livery.
Whilst I have never forgiven BR for eliminating steam so wastefully and unnecessarily quickly, it was sad to see these idiosyncratic locos consigned, so soon after build, to the same ignominious end. 
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1971 and the end of the line for the Warships.

Whilst many were dumped at Swindon Works, this was Old Oak Common's contribution.
D817 'Foxhound' is in intermediate maroon livery with original size numbering whilst 823 'Hermes' behind is in full rail-blue livery.
Whilst I have never forgiven BR for eliminating steam so wastefully and unnecessarily quickly, it was sad to see these idiosyncratic locos consigned, so soon after build, to the same ignominious end.