Welcome to the Marlow & District Railway Society
Founded in 1977, we are a group of railway enthusiasts based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and with members from the surrounding districts, including High Wycombe, Bourne End, Henley, Maidenhead, Twyford, Reading and Wokingham. Our activities include regular monthly meetings at the Bourne End Community Centre and outings to places of railway interest (see the club gallery pages for some examples). We also publish our own illustrated magazine The Marlow Donkey. Meetings are open to non-members, but why not join us?
Our next public meeting is on Thursday 19 April 2018. when Bill Davies presents On and Off the Footplate - Part 3..
- It is with the greatest sadness we have to report our President, Sir William McAlpine, passed away on 4 March, at the age of 82. He had been seriously ill since picking up an infection towards the end of last year and had been treated in the intensive care unit at the Royal Berks Hospital. Our sympathies go to Lady Judy and the family.
Sir William had been our President for many years and had hosted the Society’s 30th anniversary meeting at his home at Fawley in 2007, at which this photograph of him was taken with the current Chairman. His visits to society meetings were infrequent but we enjoyed them when they arose, especially in January 2016, just after his 80th birthday, when he gave a very informal presentation about various aspects of his railway enthusiasm.
Sir William was involved with a huge number of railway organisations and it is certain that he will be missed by them all, not least by the Marlow and District Railway Society.