‘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"
Following the sad loss of John Jennings, a stalwart of the SMJ and our society, Mike Musson set up a page on his site. The whole sit is well worth a visit as it overlaps with us here at the SMJ society Go take a look…Continue
Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming. Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue
Welcome Tony! From an ex-Ontario person who worked on ETR #9 at St Thomas back in the 1990s. Not that that has any relevance to the SM&J, but at least it may make you feel more at ease with a fellow Canuck on board!
Thanks for the reply...
The railway history of the UK and the world is worth hanging on to..
I marvel at the technological and engineering innovations which the railways..and steam locomotion, engendered.
The recent addition of the Peppercorn loco Tornado testifies to the longevity and durability of the technology...