A History of the Straford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway, by R.C. Riley and Bill Simpson
Book published by Lamplight in 2007, 160 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4883)
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The Straford-upon-Avon & Midland Joint Railway (known as the SMJ) is is a cross country railway that developed a highly individual character, and this book provides a fascinating pictorial history of the railway and its development, including around 250 black and white photographs and many track plans and diagrams of the railway.
The SMJ formed a link in the centre of England between Stratford-upon-Avon, Blisworth, Towcester, Olney, Northampton and Banbury, and provided services to many small rural stations in between serving villages, and the book includes chapters on the E&WJR and N&BJR, the S&MJR, A journey along the line, the S&MJR as part of the LMS, British Railways, Locomotives and Rolling Stock, and Reminiscences.
From the rear side cover: The Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway - the 'SMJ', has always had a special fascination for anyone interested in our railway heritage. A small proud independent company in the centre of England, it often struggled to remain solvent, but it was equally resourceful. Its head offices were at Stratford and its trains ran back and forth to Blisworth, Banbury, Towcester, Woodford Halse and Olney. They passed through some of the loveliest countryside calling at and close by many of the strongly identifiable dark brown ironstone villages...
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