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Author Topic: Old Oak Common Open Day - Saturday 2nd September 2017  (Read 11788 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2017, 10:25:40 PM »

So, who's going?

I'll dust off the grey flat cap for Saturday.
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« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2017, 10:31:59 PM »

Wish I was.

I attended one in 1985 so annoyed I cannot make this weekend's farewell.

Will be looking for plenty of photos!
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« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2017, 01:23:21 PM »

I'll be there.  I'll look out the grey flat cap.
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« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2017, 01:42:11 PM »

I will be there, only for a few hours.  It will be to bid the 'ld girl farewell don't seem like 41 years ago I darkened the doors of that depot as  young apprentice, the HST shed was all new and shiny, the factory still existed along with the turntable.

There are some depots that not only get under your skin they get into your blood; once OOC you are always 81A  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2017, 03:51:00 PM »

I shall be there for a few hours from opening time.  I am on the first shed tour at 11h00.
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« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2017, 05:58:33 PM »

I'll be there. Also booked on the 1400 Depot tour (Crossrail).
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« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2017, 07:24:56 PM »

As a stranger to this area.  Which tube station/main line station is within easy walking distance of the depot, please? Probably staying in London and taking the tube (or main line if closer to OOC).  I note all the tour tickets have gone but if tickets still available for the depot then that would suffice. Just been given official blessing to attend.  Hopefully Mrs GBM will be shopping in the city.
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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2017, 08:11:00 PM »

On the OOC111 website they recommend East Acton on the Central Line (10-11 minutes walk) or Willesden Junction (Bakerloo and Overground from Euston) 12-13 minutes walk.  There is a bus (228) every 12 minutes from Willesden Junction to OOC. So from Paddington, I'll be using the Bakerloo (6 stops).

Check out their website for maps etc.

PS bring a contactless credit/debit card for the tube & bus. Don't bother with Oyster.  Touch in only on the bus; touch in and out on the underground.
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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2017, 08:21:00 PM »

It's not particularly handily located that's for sure.  I wouldn't recommend Acton Main Line as although it looks close by train, on foot you have to dogleg to get over major roads so getting on for a 30 minute walk.
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« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2017, 08:55:05 PM »

I undeestood from OOC correspondence that its ticket only in advance, nothing available on the gate?
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« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2017, 09:05:00 PM »

It's not particularly handily located that's for sure.  I wouldn't recommend Acton Main Line as although it looks close by train, on foot you have to dogleg to get over major roads so getting on for a 30 minute walk.

Recommendations at http://oocopenday.com/getting%20here-2.html

228 bus is the close public transport
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« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2017, 11:09:43 PM »

I'm driving to Twyford and parking. Then train to Ealing Broadway. Onto Central Line to East Acton. Then either walk or TfL bus 228, depending how I feel.
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« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2017, 10:10:08 AM »

When I used to commute to OOC in the late 70's I used to get the Central Line from Ealing Broadway to North Acton, which was closer than East Acton.  However, this relied on a path that cut through to Old Oak Common Lane:  I've no idea if this path still exists as there's been a fair bit of development around there.

I'll probably travel to Padd then Bakerloo line to Willesden J.
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« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2017, 11:06:38 AM »

According to various map sources I've looked at, East Acton is marginally closer to OOC entrance. By about 0.05 miles. Plus it's very near the TfL 228 bus route, should I be feeling lazy.

Of course, there may be unmapped footpaths that shorten the route from North Acton.
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« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2017, 12:22:55 PM »

Just went past OOC and there is a ferris wheel positioned in the middle of the sidings!
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