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Report - Crewe Electric Maintenance Depot

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by RailHunterUK, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. RailHunterUK

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    Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

    Crewe EMD (known as Crewe IEMD) is an AC electric locomotive Traction Maintenance Depot situated to the north of Crewe railway station. The depot is situated off Wisaston Road on the south side of the Crewe to Chester railway line opposite Crewe Works on Victoria Avenue. The depot is operated by DB Cargo (Formerly DB Schenker, formerly EWS). The depot code is CE.

    A railway friend took me round Crewe Electric Maintenance Depot in 2014. The back of the depot faces on to the Works.

    There is a raft of stored locomotives here, some have been rotting away for 10-15 years

    British Rail Class 08, no 08824
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    British Rail Class 90, no 90022
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    British Rail Class 90, no 90027 inside and out
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    British Rail Class 92, no 92013 and Royal Mail ABB Class 325, no 325014. In the background is British Rail Class 90, no 90021 which was, at the time, used on the Caledonian Sleeper service from London Euston to Inverness
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    This is the British Rail fishing pond, allowed to go to waste in the hands of privatisation. There is a path that circumferences the lake, and separates the nursery pond.
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    Then theres the Nursery pond where the fish were grown

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    This photo is at the end the British Rail fishing pond path. The big building is Crewe Works (former). The back of the arch has a single track railway line known as "Crewe Steel Works"

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    I popped back one night to take some atmospheric shots, here is a photo of British Rail Class 90, no 90031:

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    British Rail Class 59, no 59205
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    One of the two locomotives dedicated to hauling the royal train was on site, British Rail Class 67, no 67005
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    Thanks for reading,

    Snoopy
     

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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Excellent work mate, thanks
     
  3. Els

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    Fucking jobs a good'un.
     
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    great stuff
     
  5. BrainL

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    Is this site abandoned or part of a live area?
     
  6. RailHunterUK

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    Hey Brian, part in use, part abandoned. most of the locos photographed have been stored for over a decade
     
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    That's a superb report, with great pix. Thanks!
     
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    Looks like a great place to look round was there more trains ,carriages about?
     
  9. RailHunterUK

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    Yes, Network Rail's overhead wire maintenance train (OHL Windhoff) and mainline locomotives along with Royal Mail postal trains were in there too.
     
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    the 66 & 67 must currently be used?
     
  11. RailHunterUK

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    yes they were there for light maintenance
     
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