Old Oak Common in 1970 > LPPC DSL BW 0979

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 Factory' some time in 1970. Better known as Old Oak Common shed, this view of the turntable captures the variety of Diesel Hydraulic and Diesel Electric traction used on the BR Western Region at the time. Whilst not all the locos are known, the line up includes (clockwise from top-right): 1071 'Western Renown', 2 Unidentified Class 31s, an unidentified Hymek, 1038 'Western Sovereign', an unidentified Western, Class 47 D1639, an unidentifed Western, Class 31 5535, Hymeks D7033, 7025, Warship 821 'Greyhound', Hymek D7049, Class 47 D1747 and two further Class 47s. Spotters would have got 16 locomotives in one location, just like in steam days! 
 Keywords: 1970, BR, Black and White, D1038, D1071, D1639, D1747, D5535, D7025, D7033, D7049, D821, GWR, London, Old Oak Common, Shed, Western, turntable
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'The Factory' some time in 1970. Better known as Old

Oak Common shed, this view of the turntable captures the variety of Diesel Hydraulic and Diesel Electric traction used on the BR Western Region at the time. Whilst not all the locos are known, the line up includes (clockwise from top-right): 1071 'Western Renown', 2 Unidentified Class 31s, an unidentified Hymek, 1038 'Western Sovereign', an unidentified Western, Class 47 D1639, an unidentifed Western, Class 31 5535, Hymeks D7033, 7025, Warship 821 'Greyhound', Hymek D7049, Class 47 D1747 and two further Class 47s. Spotters would have got 16 locomotives in one location, just like in steam days!