‘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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Hopefully you can settle an argument for me.
I was chatting to an acquaintance yesterday after looking at a photo of a pannier tank at SUA GWR Station and l said it looks like the fifties and was definitely not later than 1967 as steam had finished there by then and they said that they remember steam engines shunting around at SMJ station in 1968/69. After telling them that stea…
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