‘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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Aircraft crash 4 Replies

HelloI’m intrigued by the statement found in Wikipedia08/12/1944 Wellington LN845 –C of 11 OTU overshot a forced landing at RAF Stratford and ran onto the railway at the end of the runway. The aircraft was only lightly damaged until it was hit by a…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville 22 hours ago.

Link to About my Area website article about the unveiling of Towcester sign 2 Replies

To read the article about the Towcester Running in sign being unveiled follow link below…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily Dec 21, 2019.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952 1 Reply

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Steve Johns Oct 16, 2019.

Towcester station sign unvieling 1 Reply

The unveiling of the Towcester Station Sign!To all our Towcester area members. Can anyone make the following event in Towcester tomorrow representing the society?Quote:"We have decided to do the unveiling ceremony at 4pm tomorrow, Fri 11 Oct, at…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Dick Bodily Oct 10, 2019.

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Jack Freuville replied to Jack Freuville's discussion 'Aircraft crash'
"Hi Gary Thanks for this very interesting information. I read somewhere that following this accident a signal was installed on the SMJR line and that this signal was operated by the airfield control tower; a seemingly unique case in Air / Rail…"
22 hours ago
Gary replied to Jack Freuville's discussion 'Aircraft crash'
"My two passions in one place - trains and aeroplanes...According to the narrative in "Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Vol 7" by W R Chorley. "T/o 1955 Wescott for a night cross country. Reported to have landed roughly at 2200,…"
Gary Loveday is now a member of The SMJ Society
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The LMS boxboard BYFIELD currently available at Joe Nemeth's railwayana shop at Caldicot near old Severn Bridge ( website--junction railwayana ) Well worth a visit as probably the largest selection of railwayana available outside the auctions. A…
Jan 14
David Campion left a comment for steve campion
"Hello Steve, I have added you as a guest to my family tree on www.ancestry.co.uk It is 'David Campion family tree 1'. I think you just need your e.mail address to access it.  My e.mail address is: dcampion66@gmail.co.uk This is a…"
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David Campion posted a status
"Hi Steve Campion, Let me have your e.mail address. I can add you as a guest to my family tree on Ancestry. Regards, David Campion"
Jan 9
David James is now a member of The SMJ Society
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