‘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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SMJ Forum

Bridge at Fenny Compton 4 Replies

GentlemenWhile bridges appear to be a popular dicussion point how about the two attached images? They came to my collection with a heap of paperwork a few years ago. There is absolutely nothing on the back of them or in the paperwork to aid…Continue

Started by John Jennings. Last reply by NIGEL Jul 14.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 1 Reply

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Jun 28.

Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom 5 Replies

Hello everyone, I've just signed up. I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast originally from Dorset; my earliest memory is of being on the train from Wareham to Swanage. I see a few familiar names on here so some of you may know me from the Scalefour…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Gary Jun 18.

Fenny Compton 2 Replies

HiI’m modeling Fenny Compton station and am lacking photos of the following points of view:Up station throat including point N° 11 and Down home signal N° 2Goods yard access including trap point and ground signal N° 14Can anyone give details of the…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Jun 17.

Tiffield Station Site 37 Replies

We have many unanswered and unanswerable questions regarding the Station site at Tiffield, but actually definitively pinpointing a location could be something for us to get our teeth into. A handful of photo's of the station site that we have on the…Continue

Started by Richard Woods. Last reply by Dick Bodily Jun 8.

East and West Junction Railway letter stamp

For those interested in SMJ paper railwayana, there is the following item on eBay at the moment:East and West Junction Railway letter stamp 2ditem number: 390857097404   Auction ends:  11 June   Seller: eddie11-uk  I have dealt with this seller on…Continue

Started by John Cosford Jun 7.

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SMJ near FENNY COMPTON.

"There should be some pictures from the"tour" of this part that were taken from on top of the abutment."
Jul 19
Peter S Lewis left a comment for ian charters
"Hello Ian, A warm welcome to the SMJ site! Hope you find all you need here.. Enjoy! Peter"
Jul 19
ian charters is now a member of The SMJ Society
Jul 19
NIGEL posted photos
Jul 15
NIGEL replied to John Jennings's discussion 'Bridge at Fenny Compton'
"Interesting.....the old map dated c.1900 shows a BRIDLE ROAD running all the way from a field past Boddington Reservoir, across the Oxford canal by bridge, across the G.W.R. line by level crossing, and under the E & W Junction railway by a…"
Jul 14
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SMJ BRIDGE near FENNY COMPTON.

Bridge no.58 abutment over the Oxford Canal on the tow path side. This abutment has a huge crack on the rhs, over which a cement subsidence marker dated 1958 has been placed. There is another marker dated 1963 over the same crack further down. Sadly…
Jul 13
NIGEL posted photos
Jul 11
NIGEL posted a photo

TOWCESTER STATION.

A shot from a passing train of Towcester island platform, showing the waiting room. Signal box and footbridge in the background, goods shed on right hand side.
Jul 10

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1 SMJ near FENNY COMPTON.

SMJ near FENNY COMPTON.

Added by NIGEL on July 15, 2014

2 SMJ COTTAGE FOR SALE.

SMJ COTTAGE FOR SALE.

Added by NIGEL on July 8, 2014

3 Bridge at Fenny Compton

Bridge at Fenny Compton

Posted by John Jennings on November 15, 2012

4 WEST OF TOWCESTER STATION 1906

WEST OF TOWCESTER STATION 1906

Added by NIGEL on July 8, 2014

5 SMJ near FENNY COMPTON.

SMJ near FENNY COMPTON.

Added by NIGEL on July 15, 2014

 
 
 

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