No, not many others have heard of Amyas as a name before either, but it has connections to North Devon and was the name of the lead character of Kingsley's 'Westward Ho!'. It came as quite a surprise to me to find the name on a GWR engine in one of the first railway books I looked at, and that has lead to a lifelong interest through which I have been lucky enough to meet many wonderful people and get to some very strange places!
My first love was the Culm Valley branch to Hemyock in Devon and that got me into collecting pictures of it....then other local lines.......then allover the Great Western........then the Southern too.......It is always a shame to keep these things locked away out of sight, so it is therapeutic (on a good day when all is going well) to be able to put some pictures to good use where they might enable others to rekindle memories or just get nostalgic! The railways, like everything else today, are a world away from where they were when their role was to provide a profitable public service with staff who were loyal and took a pride in what they did.
I do get very cross about people who don't respect copyright though!