Steam in and around Eastleigh 9781838359201
Ted Gamblin has brought together a selection of over seventy photographs from his personal collection taken with his various cameras from the late forties, through the fifties and up until the era of steam haulage around Eastleigh was drawing to a close. Most of Ted's original notes have been retained, with additions by the publisher. At Eastleigh and on the surrounding lines one would have seen locomotives, many in a rundown condition following the War, being gradually replaced with newer designs running side by side, with some going for repair, service or sadly awaiting their fate in the scrap yard. This book aims to serve as a visual memory of Steam Locomotives in and around Eastleigh from Ted Gamblin through the perspective of a young man's eye combined with a meticulous record of detail, location and dates. Hopefully this personal record will be enjoyed by other avid railway enthusiasts, historians and in particular those who had family employed at the Eastleigh Works.
The book content was initially provided by the author in his own hand writing, then many typed draft versions before additional research was undertaken to bring this book of memories to print to be enjoyed by fellow railway enthusiasts, historians and those who had worked with Steam Locomotives.