‘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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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 them, plus a couple of years on the SMJR , until transferred to rhe Shropshire and Mongomery line in 1911 where apparently it was named MOROUS which…
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