I'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of the SMJ should be available in the near future - details are as follows:
The Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway Volume One: The years before the S&MJR 1866-1909: The Constituent Companies
208 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper with colour laminated board covers
A comprehensive history of the Northampton & Banbury Junction Railway, The East & West Junction Railway, The Evesham Redditch & Stratford Junction Railway, and the Stratford upon Avon Towcester & Midland Junction Railway – up to the formation of the Stratford upon Avon & Midland Junction railway in 1909.
Volume 2 will continue the story through the S&MJR, LMSR, and BR periods through to closure and to the present day.
Black Dwarf Lightmoor Publications - ISBN13 9781911038252 – Price £25.00 + p&p
For more details see the new publications page at: lightmoor.co.uk
The book should be available from Lightmoor as from 14th August, and will be on sale at the O Gauge Guild show at Telford on 1st/2nd September if anyone is going up there.
No date yet for Volume 2 but should be during 2018.
Thank you Dick - that's a great review!
It will be interesting to see what the various magazine reviews are like, but for me the most important are the ones from those that "know" the SMJ like yourself and others on this website
Thanks again - on to Vol 2!
I just bought this book at the bookshop in Grosmont. Very interesting and I never knew of the triangle station plan at Ravenstone Wood, or some of the other proposals. A great addition to SMJ literature, nicely produced and not unreasonably priced.
Volume 2 is out now!
Not quite folks! The book was finalised in mid-October and my latest information from the publisher is that Vol 2 is due into their warehouse at Lydney by 22nd November. This will hopefully be just in time to ensure that it is available for sale at the NEC Warley model railway show that weekend. I will post a cover illustration and full details up in the near future.
Well, it is available to order.
This time it is a much bigger book - 328 pages, with a 56 page colour section. Covers everything from the start of the SMJR in 1909 through to the present day, plus a trip down the line station by station and a section on tickets.
Plenty of black and white images too - and hopefully many not seen before