Old Oak Common in 1970 > LPPC DSL BW 0992

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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 Old Oak Common turntable in 1970 and the accident-damaged front corner of a down-at-heel Hymek fronts an exceptionally well-kept Warship Class 42 number 821 'Greyhound', later to be adopted by preservationists whilst a Brush Type4 Class 47 1639 awaits its next turn of duty in the background.
The first Brush Type 4 Class 47s to be allocated to OOC started to arrive during the winter of 1963/4 to take over the Birkenhead services from the Westerns and were thus forced to share the original Churchward quadruple turntable shed with the steam allocation. 
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Old Oak Common turntable in 1970 and the accident-damaged front

corner of a down-at-heel Hymek fronts an exceptionally well-kept Warship Class 42 number 821 'Greyhound', later to be adopted by preservationists whilst a Brush Type4 Class 47 1639 awaits its next turn of duty in the background.
The first Brush Type 4 Class 47s to be allocated to OOC started to arrive during the winter of 1963/4 to take over the Birkenhead services from the Westerns and were thus forced to share the original Churchward quadruple turntable shed with the steam allocation.