New for 2018! The Crewe Heritage Centre has long been home to our stunning Advanced Passenger Train Prototype (APT-P), we are very pleased to announce the arrival of the only other surviving APT-P vehicle. Power Car (49006) has joined us after completing the journey from Coventry Electric Traction Museum, the Power Car will be a stand alone exhibit allowing visitors to walk through the heart of the train.
This is the first time that all the surviving APT-P vehicles have been together since the early 1990’s, do you remember visiting the Heritage Centre when the full APT-P occupied the land now home to a large supermarket?
Once again we’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the campaign, it wouldn’t have been possible without you. ...
I would rather see it running on main line , never got to see it running, as I didn't live near wcml at the time, so was limited to when I could be at Preston
I do remember them being together. Looks it might need a lick of paint
Are there any plans to raise enough money to put APT-P under permanent cover (when not restored and running on the mainline that is)?
Fantastic news, but I can't help feeling it would be best put in the middle of the train?
Great news for Crewe, heritage centre is a great place, and people there do great job just wish it could rival places like NRM York a bit more or taking over what’s left of Crewe works before it all goes
Very good to see it yesterday
Very pleased it's all back together
Andrew Bray looking forward to going next Saturday 👍
I’m coming on Saturday with a friend. Can’t wait! First visit.
Could anyone help me understand which ATP resides at Crewe?
I’m not particularly knowledgable about railways so bear with me.
My understanding is that none of the first ATP (ATP-E) still exists anywhere, however, Crewe Heritage Centre have assembled a collection of rolling stock from the surviving ATP-P train sets?
So my understanding is that Crewe have virtually all of the surviving ATP rolling stock, all of which is ATP-P rolling stock, plus there are a couple of other surviving ATP-P units in Coventry (I saw the crowdfunded to bring one of those up to Crewe too). Is that right?
Ellie Palmer - you should show this to your brother... 🙂
On behalf of the Crewe Heritage Trust and all our fantastic volunteers, we would like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our supporters and visitor. Thank you for everything you do to help the Heritage Centre grow. ...
We are delighted to announce that we have exceeded our target of £2,700, with an overall amount of £2,845. This is a fantastic achievement and will secure the future of the Power Car. A huge thank you to everyone who donated. Keep an eye on this page for updates over the next few months. ...
I'd like to say a huge Thank You to the gentleman from your signalbox who took time out to improve my little lads engine recognition skills this afternoon. As you probably gathered he is train mad (anything with a yellow front has to be a Class 37) & you have made his day. I will hopefully catch you again when we next visit. 🙂 ...
We’ve just had confirmation from the gang over on the APT P UK Class 370. They have been working hard campaigning to get money together to move the APT Power Car from the closed Coventry Railway Museum to Crewe Heritage Centre. They have confirmed that tonight the Crowdfunder page has hit its target. Thankyou to every single person who has dontated towards the campaign and a huge thankyou to Railcam for their continued Support. The fundraiser is still open and donations are still welcomed as they will go towards the restoration of the vehicle. To Donate please visit - www.crowdfunder.co.uk/apt...
Whilst discussing the history of the BR Class 221 a few weeks ago, on the run up to the launch of Train Simulator 2018 (see here), we briefly mentioned British Rail’s ‘Advanced Passenger Train’ project, but said the story was...
In your Crewe North Junction signal box entrance area, you had very large photocopies of old maps. They looked very interesting with lots of details. But at about £6 for a large sheet of paper they were too expensive for me. I think you could make some extra money for your cause if you offered them for a more affordable price. Especially if you found someone who could copy them for less. I think offering them in the various local history groups would be popular. You don't need to supply them in tubes. ...
The first lot of CD's have been posted off today so you should get them by Tuesday at latest. For anyone who haven't sent their address yet please do so, or if you want a CD please donate £10 minimum to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/apt to recieve one. Many thanks. ...
Donations are coming in, thankyou all that have donated so far, we appreciate it very much...still a long way to go but i'm confident we can achieve it. Details on how to donate are further down this page. Thankyou all 🙂
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