Tom Heavyside

Lancashire man Tom Heavyside was first introduced to the delights and idiosyncrasies of Southern Region steam during family holidays spent at Bournemouth in the mid-1950s. He very quickly realised that there was much more of interest at Bournemouth Central station and on day trips to such places as Eastleigh and Salisbury, rather than whiling away the time on the beach or exploring the various chines. During the 1960s, as steam gradually retreated from the lines in the south, he grasped every...See more