‘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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Does anyone have any good information on the paint colours seen on the buildings of the SMJ during the 20th century?
The only decent colour pictures I have seen indicate a pale cream with dark brown contrasts and were taken post passenger closure.
Given that there are B&W photographs from operational times which clearly show that LMS totem signboards were fitted, my supposition is that the…
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