Video125: Fawley Hill, The Standard Guage Garden Railway – With Charlie Ross
January 4, 2023
A preview of the documentary hosted by BBC Bargain Hunt’s Charlie Ross.
Join BBC Bargain Hunt’s Charlie Ross on an extraordinary journey through the Late Sir William McAlpine’s remarkable full-size railway and museum at Fawley Hill Estate. With a collection amassed over five decades, Sir William’s passion for railways is evident in this vast and awe-inspiring exhibit. From the nostalgic start-up of the ex-BR class 03 diesel shunter to the captivating steam action of the resident 0-6-0 saddle tank engine, viewers are treated to a thrilling ride on the hill line’s challenging 1 in 14 gradient. Inside the museum, a treasure trove of railway artifacts awaits, including royal coaches, signal boxes, O gauge model railways, and even a reconstructed main station building from Somersham. Lady Judy McAlpine, Sir William’s widow, shares poignant insights into her late husband’s unwavering enthusiasm for this unique private railway. Don’t miss out on this captivating glimpse into Fawley Hill Estate’s railway wonderland.