‘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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The joint committee dicided to build a single-track railway line
between Towcester and the Midland main line near Olney in an
attempt to save the two companies. The line to Ravenstone Junction
branched off from just north of Towcester station and ran through
Easton Neston to continue through Shutlanger and crossed over the
L.N.W.R. at Roade where a connection was made. There…
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