The Friends of the
National Railway Museum

South of England Group
Vice Presidents: Richard Hardy; Sir William McAlpine Bt, FRSE, FCIT, FRSA

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    7 April 2011

Fawley Hill
  19 May 1996

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On 19th May, thirty Friends attended the visit the Sir William McAlpine's private line at Fawley Hill. 

With the extensive museum and break-van rides on the very steeply graded line, including footplate trips, there was plenty to keep us occupied all day.

The railway is not normally open to the public, Sir William McAlpine's private line at Fawley Hill, near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. 

The small industrial locomotive was in steam and offering rides.  It was also be possible to view the extensive exhibits in Sir William's collection.

These included a good number of Cuneo paintings, as well as his collection of cars.

Outside was a number of railway signs in various parts of the gardens.

But dominating the area was the LBSCR coat of arms recovered from the bridge abutments at Blackfriars station in London.
We departed around 17:30 after a very interesting day.