After many months of planning, we are pleased to announce Rail Riders will be having its very own Railway Show on the 10th & 11th June 2023 at the Crewe Heritage Centre, which will be open to both club members and the general public. 

We plan to hold the Rail Riders Railway Show roughly the same time each year, however because this is a touring event it will be in a different location in 2024.  

The weekend has been kindly sponsored by Railcam, Booklaw, Bishop Trains, Durham Trains Of Stanley & UK Departure Boards and will be a celebration of all things railways, from model trains up to full sized mainline locomotives. 

The show concentrates on all things modern image from the early diesels and electrics right up to the modern railway of today. We have chosen the Crewe Heritage Centre site as this is the base of the Advance Passenger Train (APT) which of course features in our logo, and has excellent transport links plus is a partner of the club. 

Over the two days we have a selection of traders (both model and non model), model railway manufactures and Layouts. We have arranged over the weekend for the North end APT vehicle to tilt and also have mainline locomotives (Subject to availability) from DB Cargo UK & DRS onsite. 

Rail Riders members will gain a discount on the entrance tickets, 
early entry, and also discounts from most of the trade stands. We have even arranged for some Rail Riders Beer for the weekend. 

The Heritage Centre's North Junction Café will be open as well as visiting food and drinks vendors. We will be having a Tombola and Raffle stand which will have some great prizes, all money raised by this stand will be donated to the Samaritans 

So why not come along and join us for the weekend. Tickets for the event will give you entry to the entire Heritage Centre and all their exhibits on display. A great mix of models versus the real thing. With an extensive display of rolling stock & railway memorabilia.


Where is the Show ?

Our Railway Show is located at the Heritage Centre, in Crewe. With direct links by Rail & Road. Those of you arriving by Rail can use a dedicated free shuttle bus from the Railway Station. (Details of this and timetable will be released in due course)

The address is;
Crewe Heritage Centre
Vernon Way
Cheshire 
CW1 2DB

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Please note that there will be no parking on-site.

We have a few spaces for disabled parking, which is located at the main entrance to the museum next to the Booking Office, spaces will fill up fast so we recommend getting to the Heritage Centre early.

For normal parking, Pay & Display parking is available less than 100 metres away on Oak Street, Postcode: CW2 7BX,  What3words: poem, bottle, public. Alternatively there is free parking at the Tesco's carpark for 3 hours. However we recommend if possible for visitors to use our free Shuttle Bus from the Railway station.

This map shows the exact location of the show;

Opening Times

Saturday 10th June 2023 10:00 until 17:00, Rail Riders Members from 09:30, Last admittance 16:00
Sunday 11th June 2023 10:00 until 16:00, Rail Riders Members from 09:30, Last admittance 15:00

Admission Prices

Adults - £10, Rail Riders members £8
Children under the age of 15 - Free when accompanied by an Adult

Rail Riders members will be able to advance book their tickets in April 2023 through the Members shop.

Heritage Centre Attractions

Your ticket will give you access to all the attractions at the Crewe Heritage Centre site. For more information on the Heritage Centre please click HERE

Shuttle Bus

We will be operating a shuttle bus service from Crewe Station to the Heritage Centre over the weekend, more details including a timetable will be released in the coming months.


Displays

We will be having on display a range of modern image nameplates from Diesel & Electric locomotives 

Traders 

We have a selection of traders, below are currently confirmed, please check back soon for more updates


-Railcam
-Bishop Trains
-UK Departure Boards
-GM Transport Books
-Rail Riders
-Booklaw
-Durham Trains of Stanley
-Sawyer Models
-North Western Models
-Loco Fleet Shop
-Alan Thomson Simulation
-Procast
-Buzz Models
-CM3 Models 
-ModelSigns 
-Tom Said Brewery
-Rail Image Collections
-Rods Railway Postcards
-Railwayana Auctions
-Resin Replicas

Manufacturers 

- Cavalex
- Bachmann Collectors Club

Societies 

- Class 315 Preservation Society
- Class 58 Loco Group

Layouts

-Fordon Hill (N Gauge)

-Leigh St George (N Gauge)

-Titheridge Junction (N Gauge)

-Museum of Transport (OO Gauge)

-Penna Lane TMD (OO Gauge)

-British Steel: Plumtree Works (OO & OO9 Gauge)

-Gresty Bridge Depot (OO Gauge)

-Ruffles Road (OO Gauge)

-Wenstead (OO Gauge)

-Ripple Road MPD (O Gauge)

-New Millshaw (O Gauge)


More layouts will be added shortly, including a brief description of each layout.