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Old Oak Common 111

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Pannier Man, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Paul.Uni

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    So what's left at OOC? Is it just the current shed, turntable etc has all now gone?
     
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    From the mainline inwards, there is the 1990s Heathrow Express depot - I don't think that's involved in the event. Then there is the 3-road HST shed, which dates from HST introduction in the 1970s. Then there is the GWR-era carriage shed, which (I think) dates from the 1930s and is quite an "atmospheric" building - very much NOT a steam loco shed, but a "steam era carriage shed". There is then a group of sidings with the truncated remains of a shed.

    There are various other buildings, such as one built to support Class 180. Google Earth shows the CrossRail depot now extant on the site of the old loco depot - that has appeared since I last went to the Oak.
     
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    There's a list of the requested loco's in the latest Steam Railway. 1501's very appropriate though.
     
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    I can't see this comparing well with the last Old Oak spectacular, now that was an open day
     
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    A pedant writes : the forthcoming open day will very likely be the last one, the previous one was not the last one. :)
     
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    Yes yes yes... Brilliant
     
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    If it's within gauge in time, 5305LA are still having trouble trying to meet NR standards at the moment.
     
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    5 class 50s is epic
     
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    Bloody hell, what have they been feeding it at the GCR? It has got bigger since it last ventured on to the ML....

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    New tyres
     
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    A bit of turning might be required then....
    I wonder whether they will bother as she only has a short time left on her ML ticket.

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    Recently had some springs changed and other small adjustments are being made ready to get the engine back out onto the 'Big Railway'.
     
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