The March 2012 edition features the SMJ (Towcester to Ravenstone Wood Section) as it's lead article. They are also promising a feature on the Towcester to Cockley Brake section next month.
This series is by SMJ Society member Barry Taylor who as well as contributing a lot of info for articles on this website has written several very interesting articles about the Northampton area for Railway Bylines. Also due out soon, in June 2012 Steam Days is an article about Byfield and Charwelton Ironstone Railways by Rex Partridge.
Superb news Dick. Looks like another good year for the SMJ.
Thanks for the commercial Dick ! The next part will be on the old N&BJR lines from Blisworth to Towcester and on to Banbury. Then either one or two parts to cover the 'main line' of the EWJR from Towcester through to Stratford and Broom Junction - depends how the editor wants to present it. Presumably in consecutive months, although you never know!
Hope that you all enjoy it - it was intentionally written as a sort of 'personal reminiscence' as I am also working on a more detailed SMJ line history for 'Railway Archive' magazine, but this is still a 'work in progress'
For anyone with interests in really old locomotives, Railway Archive should have an article of mine in the next issue - due out early June, but again up to the editor - this is about early locos on the Northampton & Banbury Junction railway, and is a sort of follow up to my previous one on the French locos on the East & West Junction Ry in the 1870's.