‘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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..and presumably you have seen the picture in my album of the reconstructed platforms. I remember them being quite busy with parcels traffic in the mid-1960s, especially at night. I suppose it was nothing to do with the rebuilding of Northampton, which also took place at this time? (1964-66 I think)
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