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Crewe Open Day or Medieval Chester


Saturday 8 June 2019

TIMINGS NOW CONFIRMED, and we still have limited numbers of First Class (Dining and Non-Dining) seats available.

Some thirty steam, diesel and electric exhibits are being lined up for an open day at the former Crewe diesel depot, now the operational base of Locomotive Services Limited. The event is being organised by Virgin Trains staff based at Crewe station with the aim of raising money for charitable causes. Railway Magazine is partnering the event.

Under the banner of ‘AIl Change’ – representing changes at the depot as well as to the railway network – admittance will be by advance ticket only, with a limit of 5,000 tickets. Loco classes requested include 37, 57, 60, 66, 67, 68, 70, 86, 88, 90 and 92. and LNER has promised InterCity ‘Swallow’ liveried No. 91119. LSL will provide a Class 47, while the Class 50 Alliance will bring a Class 50 and possibly other preserved locos from the Severn Valley Railway. Steam exhibits are likely to include BR Standard 70000 Britannia, ‘Royal Scot’ 46100 Royal Scot, ‘Black Five’ 45212 and ‘West Country’ 34046 Braunton.

We will be running a special train from London Euston and intermediately to the event. On the outward journey this will run direct via the Trent Valley Line, giving a break of around four hours in Crewe (11.37 to 15.35 CONFIRMED times). The depot is a short walk from the station and admission is included.

On the way home we take an interesting circular route via Chester, Wrexham, Chirk, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Bescot.

Medieval Chester

No city in Britain conjures up the feeling of ‘Old England’ quite so effectively at Chester. So, those not wishing to alight at Crewe may stay on board the train to this wonderful old city where there is so much to see and do. Stroll around the distinctive black and white timbered buildings, take a walk beside the River Dee or maybe treat yourself to a City Sightseeing open top bus tour or a river cruise. You will have around four hours to explore (12.04 to 16.03 CONFIRMED times).

Timings are now confirmed as shown.

StationDepartArrive
London Euston08.26 CONFIRMED21.29 CONFIRMED
Watford Junction (for M25)08.50 CONFIRMED21.05 CONFIRMED
Milton Keynes Central09.27 CONFIRMED20.22 CONFIRMED
Northampton09.48 CONFIRMED20.03 CONFIRMED

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