The site has a 7 1/4 inch gauge railway which runs on all operating days and passes through a tunnel and calls at 3 stations. It is worked by a variety of steam, battery electric and petrol driven locomotives and the full ride (out and back) takes 20 minutes. Also being developed on site are 5 inch and 3 1/2 inch gauge railways which will operate on selected days.
About the Miniature Railway
The Crewe Heritage Centre Miniature Railway was opened in 1992, five years after the Heritage Centre was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, Originally built from Old Works – Forge End, and subsequently extended from Forge End – Midge Bridge the Railway rapidly increased in popularity. In 2014 a new 100 foot long, 3.5” and 5” Raised duel-gauged track was opened.
Miniature Driver Experience
The Crewe Heritage Centre offers visitors under the age of 18 the chance to ‘take control’ of one of our Miniature locomotives, the driver experience packages are offered on selected days and events. For more details please see our Events page.