‘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"
I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if there are any registers, documents or other employee information that exists where I might be able to find out more about the following members of my family:1. Henry Campion 1830-1910 Lived in…Continue
Started by David Campion. Last reply by David Campion Jun 28.
Read in recent HERITAGE RAILWAY magazine that an original nameplate from this 1860's loco has been donated to the Colonel Stephens Museum. Interesting as apparently it started life as a contracter's loco building the E and WJR and then ran for…Continue
Careful scrutiny of the 1:25000 maps on Streetmap suggests that very little of the SMJ trackbed is a public right-of-way. There are short sections near Roade and Kineton and one or two places where there is an adjacent footpath. Can anyone advise of…Continue
Started by Michael Roake. Last reply by Simon Stevens May 27.
Sadly no BR ticket but I do have an LMSR Dog Ticket from my "home" station.
Did BR print any tickets considering the line was only open for four years in it's duration? There are many examples of grouping and occassionally pre-grouping tickets remaining in ticket offices long into the BR period. With passeneger receipts on the line being so low, I wonder if there was a requirement to reprint any at all? Perhaps the busier stations might have needed a run of new tickets such as Stratford, Kineton and Towcester?
Not sure of the destination, the pencil mark seems to read " No Ready" ? I agree though 11d for a journey of less than 20 miles and I love the statement that the dog must be accompanied by a passenger!
Andy Thompson said:
Nice one! "One Dog!" Where is it to? 11d? That's quite pricey!! Andy