RUSTON & HORNSBY 294266 – a ‘48DS’ class 4wDM – was officially named Sir William McAlpine by Lady McAlpine, in memory of her late husband, at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (MSLR) on October 12. The loco is owned by MSLR driver Lawrie Rose. He bought the loco in October 2017 from Sir William, who used…
HUDSWELL, Clarke 0-6-0ST Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons No. 31 made its first preservation-era visit to another heritage railway in late October when it joined ‘Swindonised’ Hudswell, Clarke 0-6-0ST No. 813 at Didcot Railway Centre. No. 31 can usually be found on the late Sir William McAlpine’s private railway at Fawley Hill (now in the care of his…
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