Just searched the forum for any mention of this new book but can't find anything, so:
Received today, a delightful book describing the author's exploits at the very end of the steam era.
LAST RITES FROM THE TRACK TO THE SCRAPYARD, by JOHN EVANS, published by Amberley.
Of particular note are the descriptions of walks along the closed route of the SMJ - for anyone who could not do it themselves this must be the next best experience!
As I also have a particular interest in the activities at Cransley Scrapyard and the ironstone quarries of Blisworth and Byfield, I am finding the content of this well-illustrated and well-written book most informative.
As always, and having long admired John's images on photographic hosting sites, it would have been great to see this work published in large colour format, but this would no doubt make it prohibitively expensive.
Congratulations on an excellent book!