TQ2182 : Old Oak Common - site of "The Factory", and Crossrail depot

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

Old Oak Common - site of "The Factory", and Crossrail depot
Old Oak Common - site of "The Factory", and Crossrail depot
A major area of Old Oak Common rail depot is being developed as a depot for Crossrail. It was recently a depot for EWS (English Welsh and Scottish Railways). The concrete in the foreground is the site of "The Factory" which was used for heavy maintenance work. The huts further back and right are on the site of the turntable. The building under construction is the Crossrail depot. This view is from a footbridge over the canal.
Old Oak Common railway depots
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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TQ2182, 445 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2178 8238 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.6326N 0:14.7543W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 21796 82450
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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