‘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"
HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue
Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.
There is a OO gauge layout of the stations of the Newport Branch at the Milton Keynes Museum in the Transport Hall. Obviously the line between the four stations ( Wolverton, New Bradwell, Great Linford and Newport itself) is very compressed but the stations are detailed. I will try to get some photos of it. I often cycle the route from near Wolverton to Newport. the only real evidence that it was ever a railway is the platform of Great Linford station which has been preserved. The site of Newport station has been completely built over with a new road layout in the area too.
Jon, I’m obviously having a bad day - my autocorrect keeps changing P-a-g-n-e-l-l to ‘Parnell’, and I meant Bill Simpson, not Bill West (both local authors but I do know the difference between their works, honest!). Sorry about that.
Jon, greetings from foggy Aquitaine, hope you don’t mind this approach but I’ve just spotted your comment to Peter mentioning your interest in the Newport Parnell railway. As a Nupput lad I also have an interest in the line and have a long-standing project to model the station. If you have any material not included in Bill West’s book or other published sources I would be very interested to learn of it. Apart from my page here I can be contacted at David.littlewoodtysoe[at]orange.fr (just replace the [at] with the usual symbol). Best wishes, DALT.