Old Oak Common in 1970 > LPPC DSL BW 0993

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 with a Briush Type 4 Class 47 number D1747 on the left in nearly original dual-tone green condition except for full yellow cab-ends. An unkempt Hymek Class 35 number D7049 is on the right and both are facing a Western Class 52 across the table which is of the girder beneath type and would originally have been totally boarded in when there were four of them . 
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Old Oak Common turntable in 1970 with a Briush Type

4 Class 47 number D1747 on the left in nearly original dual-tone green condition except for full yellow cab-ends. An unkempt Hymek Class 35 number D7049 is on the right and both are facing a Western Class 52 across the table which is of the girder beneath type and would originally have been totally boarded in when there were four of them .