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OLD OAK COMMON OPEN DAY

CELEBRATING 111 YEARS

Saturday 2nd September 2017

10am - 4pm

Annoucement: The event is now over. We would like to thank all those that took part and all who came to help raise money for a good cause. We couldn't have wished for better weather! Thank you for all the feedback you are sending us. Unfortunately we are not able to respond to all messages and queries as we go back to normal working. Once again Thank You and hope everyone had a great day out with memories to last decades.

OOC OPEN DAY

LEGENDS OF THE GREAT WESTERN

 

TRAINSFUN FAIRFACE PAINTINGMINIATURE RAILWAYFOOD

DEMONSTRATIONSPHOTO BOOTHENTERTAINMENT & MORE!

 

Over 111 years since first servicing trains on 17 March 1906, GWR will unlock the doors of Old Oak Common Depot for members of the public.

 

To celebrate its contribution maintaining the Legends of the Great Western, the depot will hold an open day on Saturday 2 September.

 

On display will be a unique collection of steam, diesel, electric locomotives which have all helped to make the Great Western ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’. In addition, Fun fair rides, staged entertainment, merchandise stalls, children activities, and locomotive naming ceremonies should make it a great day out for the family.

 

During the depot’s 111-year history, the depot and its dedicated, highly skilled staff have maintained everything from steam era Kings and Castles, to the diesel-powered Westerns and Warships. In 1976 the depot was the maintenance hub in the Western region for the newly introduced High Speed Trains, the iconic trains which changed the face of Intercity travel in the UK.

 

While the HST fleet still operates today it is soon to be replaced after over 40 years of service by the Hitachi Intercity Express Train, which will provide another step change in passenger experience.

 

Tickets are now on sale and demand is expected to be high for this unique event.

 

All proceeds will go to the depot’s chosen charity Place2Be, providing mental health support for children and whose patron is the Duchess of Cambridge.

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