‘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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Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway 8 Replies

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private research I am intending to share with a small informal group of enthusiasts, it would be greatly…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Colin Franklin Dec 30, 2020.

Michael Mccarthy 2 Replies

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.Continue

Started by Paul Loveday. Last reply by Nicholas Hemming Dec 30, 2020.

Scam

Like others I have received the same scam message, my strong advice is delete it immediately and clear it from your 'recycled bin'. It will either directly contain a virus or a link that tries to get your money one way or another.Dave HaywardContinue

Started by Dave Hayward Dec 24, 2020.

Michael Mccarthy 3 Replies

Add me to the list of recipients of this unusual email. This is the second message from him this year and the second time I've deleted it! An unknown, unsolicited message that, unless more information is forthcoming, I will continue to ignore them.Continue

Started by Steve Purcell. Last reply by Graham Ward Dec 24, 2020.

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yesterday
Colin Franklin replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"Would the local authority Record Office have details of this system within its Archive Service?"
Dec 30, 2020
Nicholas Hemming replied to Paul Loveday's discussion 'Michael Mccarthy'
"I too have received this in my personal email, but strangely it does not appear in my SMJ inbox.  Either McCarthy has now been zapped by SMJ moderators or has somehow gained access to our private email addresses.  "
Dec 30, 2020
Bill Reid replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"I remember the narrow gage track running outside the station back in the 60's. We would pass it when walking too and from the loco depot and the station when disposing of or picking up a loco from the shed. I also remember the large factory…"
Dec 30, 2020
Dave Hayward replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"Thanks to everybody for their interest and responses, unfortunately the photograph of Merton Street shed is one I have seen previously, albeit in this instance 'less grainy'. I have also seen the map of the Britannia tramway, in fact I…"
Dec 29, 2020
Colin Franklin replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"Have you tried the Archive section on The Engine Shed Societies website as there's a photo of the shed."
Dec 28, 2020
John Evans replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"Picture No. 18, Branch Lines Around Towcester, Middleton Press, by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith. There is also a diagram in the same authors' book Oxford to Bletchley plate XXV/XXVI."
Dec 28, 2020
Colin Franklin replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"Good Evening Dave Go to www.disused-stations.org.uk ; and search for Banbury Merton Street station. There are two maps showing the layout of the Britannia Works as well. There may be a photo of the engine shed as well."
Dec 25, 2020

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