Crewe is the location of Crewe Locomotive Works, a locomotive works that was once owned by the LMS. It has been mentioned in the The Railway Series on several occasions, and once in the television series. Crewe Locomotive Works is now owned by media mogul Pete Waterman, and is now named LNWR Heritage.
- According to the Fat Controller, it is "...a fine place for sick engines."
- After Henry had his accident in Henry the Green Engine, he was sent to Crewe to be rebuilt into his current LMS Black 5 form.