In 1961 Stephen Thompson, a commercial artist with a passion for railways, set out in his E-Type Jaguar and compiled a photographic survey of the Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway. He set the photographs in notebooks with typewritten captions and after his death the notebooks passed to his nephew who in turn gifted them to the SMJ Society. Hence this book. The SMJ was a grouping of four basket case lines that huddled together for warmth and still never really made money, but it was not useless and gave good services during the Great War when the national interest saw it carrying heavy traffic in iron ore, iron and steel.
With a Foreword by Christian Wolmar
The Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway a pictorial survey by Stephen Thompson is per copy £20.00