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Crewe Heritage Centre

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Crewe, Cheshire CW1 2DB


4ft 8½in

The Crewe Heritage Centre was opened 24th June 1987 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the kind help of British Rail. Since then the Centre has gone from strength to strength, and in 2012 the site hosted part of the "Crewe 175" celebrations.

The Centre is home to the last surviving Advanced Passenger Train (BR Class 370) that has sat alongside the West Coast Mainline since 1992. We also are host to D1842 (47 192) the first Class 47 locomotive to enter preservation. The site was once home to a major part of Crewe Works.

One of our most popular attraction is our 600 yard Miniature Railway. Consisting of six locomotives. The miniature railway was opened in 1992 with just two engines and these two engines can still be seen today, in full working order, thanks to the dedication of our staff.

The museum grounds is also host to the National Model Railroad Association - British Region - Calder Northern Division, who currently occupy part of the North Junction Signal Box, and operate model trains based on North American practice.