This site uses cookies, by continuing to use this site you are agreeing to their use.   Learn More

counter on tumblr

vBulletin analytics



Visit on June 2011

Fawley Hill Railway

An acknowledged railway enthusiast, Sir William McAlpine returned to Hayes depot during the Beeching Axe to find that the company's Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST No.31 was for sale for 100.   He purchased the locomotive, and moved it to his country estate home at Fawley, Buckinghamshire.   This marked the start in 1961 of the Fawley Hill Railway, a private railway which now runs to over a mile long, combining the steepest gradient at 1:13 on a British railway, and includes:

In addition, the perimeter of the railway line is adorned with several prominent architectural features which McAlpine acquired - although these were received mostly as donations; these include the original Wembley Stadium Flagpoles, some early cast-iron bridge parapets, and several arched structures from prominent London locations. Entrance to Fawley Hill Railway is by invitation only on select days, usually during the summer period.




Fine rolls Royce


Pullman Car Company label

King George V, The Royal Duchy, 6000

Coat of arms of the Great Western Railway.png

King John

Manufactured by Savage Brothers Ltd., Kings Lyn, England

Lake with Duckhouses

Line of Stags

Ford Prefect

Gypsy Caravan

Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons No.31

Austin Rose

Campanula persicifolia