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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 08:55:20 pm »

The final HST ECS movement from Old Oak Common is this Saturday, 8th December 2018. Subject to the usual operational caveats of course.

5C24 1645 Old Oak Common - London Paddington 1705
1C24 1730 London Paddington - Weston-super-Mare 1950

End of an era.




What is going to happen to the site, Is it to be new sidings.


The Northen part, that is where the "Factory", turntable (former round house site), "Pullman Shop" and Corrination Sidings are ocupied by the new Elizebeth Line train care facility, this is the principle depot for the Elizebeth Line.

The Southern part, that is the caridge sheds, HST depot and eventually the Siemans HEX depot will be demolished to make way for the HS2 Old Oak Common Station.


on the South side of the mainline, North Pole is the Hitachie depote for the IEP class 800's
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2018, 05:46:50 pm »

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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2018, 07:08:43 pm »

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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2018, 07:16:56 pm »

Yes, end of an era. Farewell 81A, Old Oak Common HST Depot. A nice touch from the Thames Valley Signalling Centre, also seen on Tracksy.



A couple of videos of the final HST off of 81A, Old Oak Common:



Videos courtesy of forum member James Vertigan.

The leading power car for the 1730 to Weston-super-Mare was, appropriately, 43093 with its 'Legends of the Great Western' livery and its 'Old Oak Common HST Depot 1976-2018' nameplate. Added to these at the rear of the power car was the depot's oak tree and crest logo with the legend 'Old Oak Common - History Makers' surrounding the logo, along with the sub line 'Last HST off Old Oak Common Depot 8th December 2018'.





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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2018, 07:35:17 pm »

To add to the above.

Those with access to Facebook can see some professional photos on Old Oak Common's page. The final train on shed, the depot staff, the gatherings on platform 1 at Paddington and the headboard plate.

https://www.facebook.com/260051724424124/posts/577439409352019/



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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2018, 08:04:10 pm »

Yes, end of an era. Farewell 81A, Old Oak Common HST Depot. A nice touch from the Thames Valley Signalling Centre, also seen on Tracksy.



A couple of videos of the final HST off of 81A, Old Oak Common:



Videos courtesy of forum member James Vertigan.

The leading power car for the 1730 to Weston-super-Mare was, appropriately, 43093 with its 'Legends of the Great Western' livery and its 'Old Oak Common HST Depot 1976-2018' nameplate. Added to these at the rear of the power car was the depot's oak tree and crest logo with the legend 'Old Oak Common - History Makers' surrounding the logo, along with the sub line 'Last HST off Old Oak Common Depot 8th December 2018'.







Also shows on opentraintimes, although the layout looks a bit different.
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2018, 08:21:53 pm »

The line with the TD berth showing 'GOOD' remains in the final layout as its the emergency escape route from the new CROSSRAIL depot.
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« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2018, 08:25:54 pm »

The line with the TD berth showing 'GOOD' remains in the final layout as its the emergency escape route from the new CROSSRAIL depot.

So ground signal SN6092 will stay then.

Have you got a plan drawn?.


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« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2018, 09:35:05 pm »

I could produce a diagram but it would be pretty big to add on here, so shan't do so.
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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2018, 09:37:02 pm »

End of an era...


Sad day but at least the site keeps a railway future, a very different one but so much more than for many other old depots.
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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2018, 04:49:22 am »

I could produce a diagram but it would be pretty big to add on here, so shan't do so.

Comment noted and understood - and these things take so much time too.  I could almost certainly provide a one off solution to getting something "pretty big" available here such as hosting it on a link , if that's the only thing holding you back.
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« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2018, 11:46:35 am »

I could produce a diagram but it would be pretty big to add on here, so shan't do so.




Sad, what a shame.
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« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2018, 11:49:46 am »

End of an era...


Sad day but at least the site keeps a railway future, a very different one but so much more than for many other old depots.




Well at least the site isn't going to become another Sainsburys
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« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2018, 02:51:00 pm »

End of an era...


Sad day but at least the site keeps a railway future, a very different one but so much more than for many other old depots.




Well at least the site isn't going to become another Sainsburys

It's becoming a New North Main Line in fact.
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« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2018, 09:34:21 am »

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