A lost world at Crewe Station

Crewwe station at night with empty platforms

Late night at Crewe Station

Late Sunday night and Crewe Station is empty and deserted. But there is a lost world here, filled with the ghosts from a bygone era of variety theatre.

Late night at Crewe station. I wander empty dark platforms where rain drips down and fog drifts through the lights. A non-stop London-Glasgow train arrows past with unnerving silence and speed…

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Elsewhere is an English-language print journal dedicated to involved and intelligent writing about place, whether from travel writers or local ramblers, deep topographers or psychogeographers, overland wanderers or edgeland explorers.

Night image of Crewe railway station with empty platforms

Deak and gloomy – late night at Crewe Station


7 thoughts on “A lost world at Crewe Station

  1. An excellent piece, and congratulations on being featured in “Elsewhere”. Some of my family come from Crewe, and I have many memories of the station. It is, these days, a depressing wasteland, rather removed from the idea of seamless integrated transport. Hard to imagine how once it was the hub of a vast and efficient system! As a boy, I used to go with my Mum to take my uncle his lunch…he was an engine driver…and my earliest memory, of when I was five, would be of coming down the footbridge and seeing a magnificent “Duchess” locomotive…my uncle was firing that day as the loco was above his pay grade 🙂

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    • Thanks Iain! Crewe station is a bit depressing but I’ve taken a strange liking to it having spent so many hours waiting for trains over the years. It certainly seems a long way from the digital, integrated transport of the future. Thanks for the lovely family memories – a train driving uncle must have been fascinating to a five year old boy!


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