TQ2282 : Scene at Old Oak Common East Junction, with a Class 31 Diesel on empty stock from Paddington

taken 42 years ago, near to Harlesden, Brent, Great Britain

Scene at Old Oak Common East Junction, with a Class 31 Diesel on empty stock from Paddington
Scene at Old Oak Common East Junction, with a Class 31 Diesel on empty stock from Paddington
View eastward, towards Paddington; ex-GWR main lines. (See also TQ2282 : Class 47 Diesel locomotive coming off Old Oak Common Depot, in the opposite direction; East Junction Signalbox is off to the right). On the left is the Grand Union Canal and in the left distance is Kensal Green Gas Works. The girder bridge - beyond which is the Mitre Bridge on Scrubs Lane - carries the West London Line, climbing steeply up to Mitre Bridge Junction and Willesden Junction High Level, coming from the Kensington Olympia direction via North Pole Junction; the loop lines from the latter can be seen on the right joining the Down main lines. A Down express from Paddington is passing (hauled by a Class 47 2,750hp Diesel. The empty stock train, coming off the Down Carriage line and destined for the extensive Old Oak Common Carriage Yard, is headed by Brush Class 31 1,470hp A1A-A1A No. 31.259. (The line on the far left is seen rising to cross over the Ladbroke Grove flyover and approach Paddington on the Departure (Down) side). (More recently the North Pole Depot, for servicing Channel Tunnel trains running into Waterloo International, was built all along the far side of the ex-GWR main lines, but closed in 2009).
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TQ2282, 386 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 March, 1979   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 May, 2011
Category
Railway lines with trains   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 224 822 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.5480N 0:14.1521W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 224 822
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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