About Us

Who We Are...

The Slough & Windsor Railway Society was formed in 1983 with the aim of securing the long-term future of the Slough to Windsor branch line. Fortunately, British Rail did not close the line and the SWRS has moved on to other things.

Today, the Slough & Windsor Railway Society seeks to preserve and study the railway history of Slough, Windsor and the surrounding areas, and provides a haven for local railway enthusiasts to socialise and reminisce.

What We Do...

Every Friday evening, members meet at 'The Manor', Slough Station for an illustrated talk, usually on the subject of railways (see Programme of Events). The Society also organises occasional visits to railway and other transport installations.

The Society is the custodian of an 0-6-0ST steam locomotive, Slough Estates No. 3, which used to haul wagons around Slough Trading Estate until 1973. No. 3 has been returned to steam, thanks to the efforts of Society members who spent many years restoring her to working order. After restoration she was initially based at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, where she was one of the regular train engines on S&CR running days until 2010. No. 3 has since moved to the Middleton Railway in Leeds on long-term loan.

To raise money to keep No. 3 in steam and to publicise the Society we have a sales stand which we take to local events. Our magazine "The Triangle" is published four times a year to keep members up-to-date with Society activities.