‘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'
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Here's an advertisement for our line. I beleive it is from the Railway Year Book. It is undated but as it is advertising the Shakespeare Tercentenery, I beleive that dates it to 1916. Through carriages via the Woodford link are mentioned as well as links via LNWR and Midland Railways. For me, the advertising of my "local" station of Morton Pinkney as detraining point for Sulgrave Manor…
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