All material on this web site is copyright Swanage Railway Trust, its subsidiaries or contributors. All rights reserved.

Swanage Railway Trust Patron Sir William McAlpine Dies

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

 

Gavin Johns, Chairman of the Swanage Railway Trust said: “It is with sadness that we learn of the death on the 4th March, of Sir William H McAlpine Bt, a Patron of the Swanage Railway. 

Sir William, well known to enthusiasts for his wide ranging interest in all matters railway, and also for repatriating the LNER locomotive ‘Flying Scotsman’ to the United Kingdom was a great supporter of the Swanage Railway and took a great interest in our line. 

He will be keenly missed. We send our condolences to his wife Lady Judy and his family".

 

Sir William McAlpine, part of the famous civil engineering family, was well known as a railway enthusiast and for his own standard gauge garden railway!  An avid supporter of the heritage railway movement, he most recently offered his advice and guidance to the Swanage Railway Trust during the repatriation of the Churchill van and Car 14, the latter of which he recalled from the time of his rescue of ‘Flying Scotsman’ from the quayside in San Francisco in the early 1970’s.

 

Photographs by Andrew P.M. Wright, Swanage Railway official photographer and press officer.

 

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured News

Record-Breaking ‘Flying Scotsman’ to Visit Swanage and Run With Rare Pullman Carriage for First Time in Almost 50 Years

Friday, January 18, 2019

1/3
Please reload

Recent News
Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload