Old Oak Common in 1970 > LPPC DSL BW 0991

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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 The Western Class 52s were such handsome locomotives and these two are gathered around the last-remaining turntable at Old Oak Common motive power depot along with a couple of duo-green Brush Type 4 Class 47s in 1971. It was somewhat bizarre that a steam-age piece of equipment should still be needed in diesel days.
This turntable was one of four at Old Oak originally laid out in a rectangle and all would have been inside a single vast building providing covered accommodation for many of OO's top-link Kings, Castles, Halls and the nocturnal night-owls, the 47xx 2-8-0s, during the day plus all the locvally allocated pannier tanks.
Demolition of OOC began in March 1964 prior to all steam locos being moved away to Southall early in 1965. This is all that was left some 6-7 years later but the depot still remained open. 
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The Western Class 52s were such handsome locomotives and these

two are gathered around the last-remaining turntable at Old Oak Common motive power depot along with a couple of duo-green Brush Type 4 Class 47s in 1971. It was somewhat bizarre that a steam-age piece of equipment should still be needed in diesel days.
This turntable was one of four at Old Oak originally laid out in a rectangle and all would have been inside a single vast building providing covered accommodation for many of OO's top-link Kings, Castles, Halls and the nocturnal night-owls, the 47xx 2-8-0s, during the day plus all the locvally allocated pannier tanks.
Demolition of OOC began in March 1964 prior to all steam locos being moved away to Southall early in 1965. This is all that was left some 6-7 years later but the depot still remained open.