Exciting Event at Crewe Heritage Center

This coming Saturday, 6th July there is a gathering of Crewe products.  LNWR Coal Tank No. 1054, built in 1888 steams up at 10am, ready for a ceremonial handover from the National Railway Museum to the Bahamas Locomotive Society to take place at 12 noon.  This wonderful old locomotive will surely be looked after very well by the BLS, who have had effective custody for many years now.

Also at Crewe will be Black Five 44871, built at Crewe in 1945, 57 years after the Coal Tank.  She will be in steam, off the Heritage Centre at about 10 to take the North Wales Coast Express leaving Crewe at 10.26 for Llandudno.  The return working is at Crewe at 17.38, and 44871 will be stabled overnight at the Heritage Centre before heading back to her base on Sunday.

The viewing platform on the Crewe North power box will be a good spot to see 44871 and her train.

The Trust will be at the Centre on Saturday ready to show off our locomotive.

Finally, an apology.  The Occasional Musings page and its Flip book about the LNWR Centre Frames were posted on the website but inaccessible, the link didn’t work.  Operator Error!  It has now been fixed.


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