‘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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I have just signed up for the above course, which is concerned with the GCR. I wondered if anyone might be interested. There are still quite a few places available. I have cut and pasted the details below:
Details: Wednesdays 2.30pm to 4.30pm 8 meetings from 24/03/2010
Venue: York House Centre, London Rd., Stony Stratford Fee: £54.50
This is the Great Central Line, of which some segments still…
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