One the great British railway works created where railways met near a small village. It is a classic story of the foundation of Victorian engineering, and the town of Crewe to meet to demand for workers. Founded by the Grand Junction Railway in Victorian times Crewe works produced its 1st steam locomotive in 1843, it had at its height 1000s of workers, its own steel-making plant and the best of British engineering. It produced over 11,000 steam locomotives as well as in later years diesel and diesel-electric locomotives. The site was largely cleared in the 1980s.