‘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"
I live in Welford on Avon which now incorporates the former Binton Station with its recent housing development.The local history society is currently planning its 2022/23 programme of events and talks and would be keen to include a talk on the…Continue
Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue
Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Russ Firth Oct 3.
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.