Sir William McAlpine

  • Mid-Suffolk Ruston named

    Mid-Suffolk Ruston named

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    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…

  • Flying Scotsman heads railway tribute to Sir William McAlpine

    Flying Scotsman heads railway tribute to Sir William McAlpine

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    THE railway industry paid tribute to one of its leading figures of the past few decades on January 11 when No. 60103 Flying Scotsman hauled a special train from King’s Cross to York. ‘The Scotsman’s Salute’ ran as a memorial to Sir William McAlpine, who passed away in March 2018, and carried members of his family,…

  • ‘Scotsman’ to reunite with ‘Devon Belle’ car at Swanage

    ‘Scotsman’ to reunite with ‘Devon Belle’ car at Swanage

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    CELEBRITY ‘A3’ No. 60103 Flying Scotsman will pair up with one of the carriages that travelled with it across the Atlantic during its ill-fated tour of North America when it visits the Swanage Railway this spring. The National Railway Museum’s Gresley Pacific will spend 20 days on the Dorset line from March 22 to April 10,…

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