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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.

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Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:cheshire, crewe, crewe locomotive works, engineering, grand junction railway, railways, steam locomotives, victorians

HRS 3277 Crewe locomotive works, steam loco 3020 open day 1970s

HRS 3277 Crewe locomotive works, steam loco 3020 open day 1970s

HRS 3275 Crewe locomotive works diesel shop open day 1975

HRS 3275 Crewe locomotive works diesel shop open day 1975

HRS 3276 Crewe locomotive works, diesels open day 1970s

HRS 3276 Crewe locomotive works, diesels open day 1970s

HRS 3378 Crewe Locomotive works, Wheels 1975

HRS 3378 Crewe Locomotive works, Wheels 1975

HRS 4022 Crewe works, cabs 1975

HRS 4022 Crewe works, cabs 1975

HRS 4020 Crewe, Locomotive Works, Crash loco 40 189

HRS 4020 Crewe, Locomotive Works, Crash loco 40 189

HRS 4021 Crewe, locomotive works, 2nd crashed loco 1975

HRS 4021 Crewe, locomotive works, 2nd crashed loco 1975