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On the 9th July 2017, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of Guildford’s Motive Power Depot (70C) and the end of steam on the Southern Region a plaque was installed at the entrance to the Farnham Road Mult-Storey car park.
The design is very similar in style to other plaques placed at historic points throughout Guildford and will be a fitting tribute to all those who worked at the depot (engine shed).
One of the etchings on the plaque shows two Class 700 locomotives on the Old Pit and another shows U Class 31633 departing Guildford with a Redhill service. Both are from photographs taken by Richard Greenwood MBE in 1961.
The other etching is from a photograph taken by the late Guildford photographer David Salmon and was actually taken on the final day, 9th July 1967. USA class tank No. 30072 was the last locomotive to leave the depot.