8th July – The above photo shows demolition in progress at Crewe.
The Georges were erected (along with many other famous locomotives) in number nine shop, Webb’s erecting shop, at Crewe and left for the outside world from there.
We knew that there was going to be demolition but had hoped to be able to negotiate with Bombardier that the front of our loco might be displayed at the entrance to the erecting shop as ‘the last steam out of Crewe Works’. Alas it was not to be ….
The photograph shows some demolition that is already in progress at the works and we understand that number 9 shop and they number 10 shop are to follow shortly.
The front section of our loco will be on display at Crewe Heritage Centre on Saturday 8 June. Do come along and meet us!