TQ2282 : Old Oak Common, EWS fence, FGW depot

taken 7 years ago, near to Harlesden, Brent, Great Britain

Old Oak Common, EWS fence, FGW depot
Old Oak Common, EWS fence, FGW depot
View over wall from canal towpath. The fence in the foreground was the limit of the EWS (English Welsh and Scottish Railways) site until recently, now the limit of the Crossrail site. The shed beyond on the right is part of the First Great Western depot, with signalling and control boxes further to the left.
Old Oak Common railway depots :: TQ2182
Old Oak Common has a large area of railway depots and sidings. The Great Western Railway developed the site from 1906. In 2011 one area is used as a Traction Maintenance Depot by First Great Western and Heathrow Express for rolling stock based in Paddington. Another area recently used by EWS (English Welsh & Scottish) formerly known as Coronation Sidings and The Factory is being developed as a depot for Crossrail. Eurostar trains were maintained here. High Speed Two (HS2) is planned to go through this area, with a major interchange station, and a base for tunnelling into central London.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2213 8216 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.5094N 0:14.4563W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 22102 82241
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Railway Depots  Crossrail 

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