Legends of the Great Western for Old Oak Common open day

A PUBLIC open day to mark 111 years of Old Oak Common depot is being planned by GWR for September 2.

A GWR steam presence is envisaged at the Old Oak open day. Here, No. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe passes Ashchurch on March 25. JOHN STRETTON

Under the banner of Legends of the Great Western, there will be a unique display of locomotives and units, old and new. The line-up is still being agreed, but is expected to include some of the legendary classes that have graced the Great Western main line.

GWR say that proceeds will go to the depot’s chosen charity Place2Be, which provides mental health support for children in schools.

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