All Change - Charity Open Day planned for Crewe Diesel Depot - 8 June 2019


Monday 3 June 2019 - Tickets have now sold out.

Crewe's June open day to have more than 30 exhibits

Saturday 8 June 2019 09:30 to 16:00 (Last entry 15:00)

A planned line-up of more than 30 locomotives and units means the event is shaping up well, according to organisers.

The charity All Change event is being held at the Locomotive Services Limited (LSL) depot, next to the station, which has undergone an amazing transformation since Jeremy Hosking decided to base his railway operations there.

Virgin Trains staff based at Crewe station are organising the event with LSL and The Railway Magazine as media partner. Money raised will be donated to the NET Patient Foundation, which helps sufferers of neuroendocrine tumours, and the Rethink charity, which provides help and support for people affected by mental illness.

It is hoped the day will raise around £50,000.

All Change - Charity Open Day planned for Crewe Diesel Depot - 8 June 2019


Exhibits will include an LNER Class 91, (91119 requested), a TransPennine Class 68 and Mk5a stock, an East Midlands Trains Class 43 power car, Classes 20, 37, 56, 60, 66, 67, 70, 73, 86, 88, 90, 92, and five Class 47s.

A Network Rail test train will be inside the maintenance shed, Virgin will provide a 'Pendolino' and a 'Voyager', and examples of DMU will include a Class 121 'bubble car', a Class 142 'Pacer' (hopefully 142001), 158 and 170.

The heritage railway sector will be represented by a 'Western' , Class 31, 33 and 46, fresh from the Severn Valley Railway gala, plus a Class 50, probably one in GB Railfreight livery.

LSL will be providing BR Standard No. 70000 Britannia, 'Royal Scot' No. 46100 Royal Scot, 'West Country' No. 34046 Braunton and 'Black Five' No. 45231, and 'Deltic' No. D9016 Gordon Highlander.

Line-ups of diesel, DMUs and steam locos will be positioned around the event site, with exhibits also on display inside the workshops and carriage shed.

Plans for a night photo shoot have been dropped because of the number of loco moves to position exhibits.

Trade Stands

Inside the carriage shed will be around 30 trade stands, and as we closed for press only a few pitches remained available.

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Hot and cold food and refreshments will be on sale, and there will be stands from Network Rail, British Transport Police and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.

South Cheshire Model Engineers will provide a five-inch demonstration railway offering rides.

Event Details

The event will open from 09.30-16.00 (last entry 15.00). Admission is strictly by advance ticket only, there will be no cash admission at the gate and no on-site parking. There is a site limit, so just 5,000 tickets will be on sale.

Tickets - SOLD OUT

Tickets were offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets will be posted out in early May.


If booking tickets please bear in mind the depot is part of an operational railway site and consequently there may be obstacles, trip hazards as well as rough or uneven ground. Access to some areas may present restrictions to people with visual impairment, or mobility difficulties if using a wheelchair or mobility scooters, and therefore it may not be possible to see all exhibits.

All Change - Charity Open Day planned for Crewe Diesel Depot - 8 June 2019