SP5006 : Two 'Granges' at Oxford Locomotive Depot

taken 64 years ago, near to Botley, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Two 'Granges' at Oxford Locomotive Depot
Two 'Granges' at Oxford Locomotive Depot, taken 64 years ago
In the Depot yard, which was on the Down side just north of Oxford station on the ex-GW London, Reading etc. - Oxford - Banbury etc. main lines, 4-6-0's Nos. 6853 'Morehampton Grange' (built 11/37) stands beside No. 6864 'Dymock Grange' (built 2/39); both were withdrawn 10/65. In 1954 Oxford Depot (code 81F) had an allocation of 58 steam locomotives (18 4-6-0, 1 4-4-0, 4 2-6-0, 1 GW and 2 ex-WD 2-8-0, 1 0-6-0, 4 2-8-2T, 7 2-6-2T, 15 0-6-0T, 5 0-4-2T), plus 3 Diesel railcars. It was unique in hosting visiting locomotives from all the other three Railways.
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Date Taken
22 February 1953   (more nearby)
Thursday, 14 July, 2011
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Railways > Railway locomotive sheds   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5039 0650 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.2959N 1:16.2834W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5039 0650
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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