Diesel electrics at Crewe Works, Cheshire, c 1961.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Diesel electrics at Crewe Works, Cheshire, c 1961.

Gorton Works

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Diesel electrics being overhauled at Crewe Works which opened in 1843. During the days of steam Crewe was one of the most important railway works in Britain and built a huge range of railway equipment. It manufactured locomotives and carriages, signals, and lubricants. However, by the 1960s the works was manufacturing diesel locomotives, which were replacing steam traction at this time.
 

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