A new book has been published which will interest local railway enthusiasts. This is the first part of a history of the Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway, the line that ran from Stratford, through Byfield and Moreton Pinkney, to Towcester and beyond.
This book, volume 1 of 2, covers the history of the railways that eventually merged to become the S&MJR in 1909.
The Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway Volume One: The years before the S&MJR 1866-1909: The Constituent Companies by Barry Taylor.
It is 208 pages, printed on gloss art paper with colour laminated board covers and gives 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.
It will be available from August 14th through Black Dwarf Lightmoor Publications – ISBN13 9781911038252 – Price £25.00 + p&p
For more details see the new publications page at: lightmoor.co.uk
Thanks to Barry Taylor for letting us know about this….