Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Postby FGR2 on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 7:23 pm

Some photos from a warm and sunny day at Old Oak Common HST Depot in West London today, celebrating 111 years of OOC and the Legends of the GWR.
The site will be redeveloped soon, so was a last chance to get together a number of the locomotive types that have been associated with the depot.

ImageOOC A by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC B by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC C by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC D by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC E by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC F by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC G by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC H by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC J by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC K by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC L by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC M by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC N by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC O by Lee Linley, on Flickr

The only downside to the day was that you couldn't get up close with the line up of GWR legends.

ImagePanorama by Lee Linley, on Flickr
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Re: Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Postby wv383 on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 9:41 pm

What a great lineup and a great set of photos from the day as well. Something that won't be seen again, at least at Old Oak Common.

Standouts for me are the OOC named HST, the immaculate green 47 (can't read the name unfortunately) and that line of Hoovers.
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Re: Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Postby Georgeconna on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 11:05 pm

cricky, all those 50's!!
Cheers

George

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Re: Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Postby FGR2 on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 10:20 am

The green 57 has just come out from a fresh repaint this week. It is named "Pendennis Castle."

The 50's in the line up are:

50 050 Fearless
50 049 Defiance
50 044 Exeter
50 026 Indomitable
50 017 Royal Oak
50 007 Hercules (formerly Brunswick green "Sir Edward Elgar")

The other 50 in the Legends line is 50 035 "Ark Royal."

My mate took a photo of me next to 50 044. It is a kind of "30 years on" photo, as I have a photo of me in the cab of this very loco at Newquay station in July 87. The driver and guard were eating their lunch on the bench on the platform said "do you want to go in the cab." They continued eating their lunch whilst my brother and I looked around inside the cab. We were 8 and 12 years old. Doubt that would ever happen now.
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Re: Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Postby blackcat on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 9:36 am

Yep,Those 50,s ,Used to always make sure i got on one them back from reading in the days of them.

Nice to see so many have survived tbh,

Network Southeast lively was always one of my favourites along with the HST'S in the intercity Swallows Livery.

Mark.
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Re: Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Postby FGR2 on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 7:36 pm

Great Western's Inter City Swallow liveried HST power car was there as well, I am not at home to post a pic of it at the moment though.
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Re: Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Postby tankbuster81 on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 4:40 pm

FGR2 wrote:Some photos from a warm and sunny day at Old Oak Common HST Depot in West London today, celebrating 111 years of OOC and the Legends of the GWR.
The site will be redeveloped soon, so was a last chance to get together a number of the locomotive types that have been associated with the depot.

ImageOOC A by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC B by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC C by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC D by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC E by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC F by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC G by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC H by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC J by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC K by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC L by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC M by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC N by Lee Linley, on Flickr

ImageOOC O by Lee Linley, on Flickr

The only downside to the day was that you couldn't get up close with the line up of GWR legends.

ImagePanorama by Lee Linley, on Flickr


Fantastic report!
Unfortunately i could not get to this event, and as my brother used to be a driver at Old Oak Common, was there a Commemorative brochure/programme from the event, as i would love to get hold of one for him.
Cheers

Andy
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Re: Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Postby FGR2 on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 5:31 pm

Yes, there was a brochure, you might be able to get one from here:

http://oocopenday.com/contact.html

Lee
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Re: Old Oak Common Depot Open Day 2 Sept

Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 8:59 pm

FGR2 wrote:Yes, there was a brochure, you might be able to get one from here:

http://oocopenday.com/contact.html

Lee


Many thanks Lee.
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