‘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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2P 4-4-0 with Inspectors' train at Stoke Bruerne station circa 1950

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Comment by Tony Newman on March 15, 2020 at 16:51

I like that shot - and I like Midland 2Ps - the ones with the 7' driving wheels and narrow chimneys.

Comment by David Ford on July 2, 2010 at 11:09
Jeff Herbert, Watford driver, told me that when he was out firing 672 with the saloon one day on the SMJ she got her chimney knocked off. The P.Way had been doing a bit of packing underneath a bridge and the chimney struck the arch. Has that tale surfaced before ?
Comment by Andy Thompson on October 21, 2009 at 9:49

See comment below
Comment by Robin Cullup on October 20, 2009 at 21:51
As already remarked, this is an Inspection Saloon hauled by "2P" 40672. I believe the photograph was taken in June 1950 by C R H Simpson (who also took many photos in the Oxford area). There is another shot of this working at Salcey Forest Station which I will attach to Andy Thompson. Keep the photos coming on this section of line.
Comment by Andy Thompson on October 20, 2009 at 21:13
That sounds about right to me Si! The station looks a bit more over-grown these days, but otherwise, intact
Andy
Comment by Si Donal on October 20, 2009 at 19:54
This is a 2P hauling an inspection coach!

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