1. Erecting shop at the London and North Western Railway works c.1890

    The first locomotive built at Crewe went into service in 1843. By 1846 the demand for space was such that wagon building was moved, first to Edge Hill and Manchester, then to a new works at Earlestown. By 1848 the works employed over 1,000 producing one locomotive a week.

    (Source: Wikipedia)

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