‘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"
HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue
Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.
I have drawn a blank at the British Film Institute in getting a copy of the Ro-Railer's publicity images. However thanks to the internet and the freedom of the press in the United States, I attach a link to the open source clip of the movie, as promoted in the US Movietone News.
It was filmed on the Hemel Hempstead Branch, not the SMJR sadly. It trialled there before entering revenue service on the SMJ. It's excellent for me because I could never work out how the road wheels were lifted away from their steel counterparts. Now it has all become clear.