‘The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway’ (or S.M.J.) was a small independent railway company which ran a line across the empty, untouched centre of England. It visited the counties of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and a little of Buckinghamshire, only existing as the SMJ from 1909 to 1923. In 1923 the S.M.J.became a minor arm of the London Midland and Scottish (L.M.S.), then in 1948 'British Railways'
Gone but not forgotten: "the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth"
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East & West Junction Railway (revised with extra information fromSimon Dunkley)
According to J M Dunn’s revised 1977 edition of The Stratford & Midland Junction Railway (Oakwood)
Locos numbered 1 - 12 prior to 1908 carried crimson lake livery, lined out with black edged on both sides by yellow, but locos 13 – 18 were painted dark blue. Oval metal numberplates were ca…
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