ALL aboard! The Daily Echo has found Southampton’s three ‘steam queens’ who were the first passengers to ride on the miniature railway at the city’s Riverside Park half a century ago.
Now Elizabeth Reeves, and her daughters Susan Thackeray and Linda Webb, are on the right track for a reunion with the members of the Southampton Society of Model Engineers who are celebrating the golden jubilee of the miniature railway on Saturday and Sunday.
David Goyder from the society asked the Daily Echo to help find the original trio and within hours of the newspaper appearing in the shops Linda had made contact and was looking forward to taking part in the anniversary event.
“Everyone in the society will be absolutely delighted we have found our very own ‘steam queens’ again as this weekend would not be complete without them,’’ said