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Author Topic: Closure of Old Oak Common (81A) December 2018  (Read 3869 times)
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« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2018, 02:29:47 pm »

With regards to the track layout, if you look at Google Earth satellite image you can clearly see what the Crossrail depot track layout is. This image must have been from about July 2018.

The berths and position lights on the signalling maps do not correlate with what is physically on the ground.

The track layout shown on Traksy is wrong between Ladbroke Grove and Old Oak Common, whereas the Open Train Times layout is correct. The only error I can see on the OTT Paddington map is at Royal Oak, where signal-berths 52 and 54 are the wrong way round and the crossover into line 1 is in the wrong place - it should connect prior to signal 026 and not after (Traksy is right on this).
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« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2018, 06:05:29 pm »


This name plate will be living in Reading Train Care Facility, it was the choice of the last GWR staff at OOC that it should go there.

Images of how HS2 are progressing, also what the site will eventually look like, think it has been posted before, https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/projects/project-reports/hs2s-old-oak-common-station-how-to-build-a-mega-project/10038107.article?fbclid=IwAR0wRehDHeIHiBw0nQr0WMc3Nety85f4-DYHE3bifaZ0Ynw-XgAIk-GAHYw
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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2018, 07:14:13 pm »

For those who use Facebook. A musical tribute to 81A Old Oak Common with some excellent footage of the depot, staff and the final HST.

https://www.facebook.com/260051724424124/posts/580636429032317/

Edit: YouTube link removed at the request of copyright holder.
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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2018, 08:35:52 pm »

A musical tribute to 81A Old Oak Common with some excellent footage of the depot, staff and the final HST.


Credit: Richard Knight.

Absolutely top notch.  The video just goes to show, for all of us who have worked at Old Oak, it was more than just a place of work. I miss that place, always will do
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« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2018, 01:35:43 pm »

A musical tribute to 81A Old Oak Common with some excellent footage of the depot, staff and the final HST.


Credit: Richard Knight.

Absolutely top notch.  The video just goes to show, for all of us who have worked at Old Oak, it was more than just a place of work. I miss that place, always will do

This is rubbish, it showed unavailable, clicking on the button, just gave me a video of hs2. Buildings coming down.


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« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2018, 02:14:18 pm »

This is rubbish, it showed unavailable, clicking on the button, just gave me a video of hs2. Buildings coming down.

Take a look up thread - there's a link to the video and an explanation of why it's been changed.

One of the issues of any web site, including this forum, that links to outside resources is that the outside resources cease to be available.  It's a risk people who post take, and I'm delighted that they do - otherwise our forum would be all the much the poorer.  A "thank you" to original posters where, as in the case of this thread, they have explained the change and done their best to ensure the resource can still be reached via the forum, even if it's no longer a direct link.
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« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2018, 05:05:32 pm »

Since the closure of Old Oak the HST are coming from Reading train care depot and timetabled about an hour to get to Paddington. This seems incredibly inefficient. Does a special crew bring it to Paddington and then changed to the regular crew for the passenger part.  One of the trains I watch is IC91 which is now empty Reading- Paddington-Paignton-Newton Abbot-empty Laira.
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« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2018, 05:44:02 pm »

Since the closure of Old Oak the HST are coming from Reading train care depot and timetabled about an hour to get to Paddington. This seems incredibly inefficient. Does a special crew bring it to Paddington and then changed to the regular crew for the passenger part.  One of the trains I watch is IC91 which is now empty Reading- Paddington-Paignton-Newton Abbot-empty Laira.

I would have thought GWR would run these in passenger use if they are run in the morning/evening peaks to relieve overcrowding and reduce 'dead mileage'.
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« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2018, 05:50:39 pm »

Since the closure of Old Oak the HST are coming from Reading train care depot and timetabled about an hour to get to Paddington. This seems incredibly inefficient. Does a special crew bring it to Paddington and then changed to the regular crew for the passenger part.  One of the trains I watch is IC91 which is now empty Reading- Paddington-Paignton-Newton Abbot-empty Laira.

I would have thought GWR would run these in passenger use if they are run in the morning/evening peaks to relieve overcrowding and reduce 'dead mileage'.

I would suspect they're running in the wrong direction - out of London to Reading towards the end of the morning peak, and back into London late in the afternoon.
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« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2018, 07:03:25 pm »

And youd need to roster a Train Manager, and its only going to be happening for a short period of time anyway.
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« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2018, 07:10:09 pm »

And there is only one HST set on weekdays rostered to have a late lunch at Reading TCD.

1A72 05.53 Plymouth - Paddington
1D20 09.50 Paddington - Oxford
1P26 12.01 Oxford - Paddington
(ECS 5P26 1317 Paddington to Reading TCD)
(ECS 3C91 1607 Reading TCD - Paddington)
1C91 17.33 Paddington - Paignton
2A65 21.35 Paignton - Newton Abbot
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« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2018, 07:25:22 pm »

Looking today 1D91 (Didcot) definitely came from reading as well as 5D91 and 1C91 (Paignton) came as 3C91 from reading I presume.

I've noticed before when 1C91 has come early as 5C91 and waits for time in Royal Oak sidings.
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« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2018, 07:44:20 pm »

Looking today 1D91 (Didcot) definitely came from reading as well as 5D91


Was that a HST today? Pathed as an EMU.
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« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2018, 07:46:23 pm »

Looking today 1D91 (Didcot) definitely came from reading as well as 5D91 and 1C91 (Paignton) came as 3C91 from reading I presume.

I've noticed before when 1C91 has come early as 5C91 and waits for time in Royal Oak sidings.

But 1D91 is an EMU (387).
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« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2018, 09:38:04 pm »

According to opentrains it was running late into platform 1 and reversed out within 5 minutes to Didcot. I do not know what stock it was.
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