‘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'm gradually putting together a webpage about this line, with updated maps. If anyone has any info other than what's appeared in various publications such as those of Phil kingston, Bob Tebb and Doug Blake please let me know.Continue
AndyPlease accept my apologies for not being to get to Stratford tomorrow but we are currently over in Norfolk. Hope all goes well.Do we have any Branch Line Society members amongst us?RegardsDave HaywardContinue
Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Andy Thompson May 10.
Many thanks for the welcome. I grew up in Blakesley and was lucky enough to spend most saturday mornings prior to closure in the signal box as my uncle, frank reynolds, was the signalman at the time. I even managed a few trips on the morning…"