‘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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Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era 10 Replies

I've acquired Simon Dunkley's S scale E&W / SMJ items and aim to build a small layout to use them on.More on this on this - another time.I'm interested to know if there is a list of PO Wagons (Pre Group era) that called the SMJ home?  IE Wagons…Continue

Started by Kelvin White. Last reply by NIGEL on Thursday.

Location of SMJ Beware of Trains plate near Salcey Forest

Hi everybody,My late Father had an SMJ Beware of Trains plate on the wall in his garden. A couple of weeks ago my family donated it as a gift to Towcester Museum, as we wanted it to be kept in the area as a reminder of the railway for future…Continue

Started by Tim Roy Aug 21.

tail lamp for sale

Hi all, I have for sale a oil / paraffin tail lamp, marked BR ( M ), it's in good condition, the burner has a few small holes in the base, but would be easy to repair, £ 50 ono, collection from towcester, I can email pics if interested,  having…Continue

Started by gordon kettell Aug 18.

Northampton & district model railway club exhibition August 20th

Hope this post is okthe N & DMRC is having its annual exhibition  on 20th August  at  Cogenhoe Village Hall,York Ave,Cogenhoe,Northampton,NN7 1NBbetween 10.00 & 16.30 various layouts,trade stands,demonstrations & refrehments,more info…Continue

Started by Paul Morgan Aug 10.

SMJ Staff 4 Replies

Hello all, Been doing some research lately and came across a wedding certificate that lists my Grandfathers occupation as a "Platelayer" now im attempting to find out who for, any ideas if a list of employees of the SMJ is available ?  Also its…Continue

Started by les gee. Last reply by Dick Bodily Aug 3.

Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition 10 Replies

I was visiting Towcester Museum this week dropping off some artefacts for their SMJ exhibition this summer. This is an excellent museum, but they need more SMJ items to make a proper exhibition. I have loaned them a weight restriction sign, 'Beware…Continue

Started by John Evans. Last reply by Malcolm Edward Ranieri Aug 2.

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Towcester station looking east

"Fascinating shot. The former starting signal to Banbury on the bracket has been replaced by a subsidiary arm which implies that a portion of that line was retained as a siding after the route closed."
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Approach to Towcester looking west

"It was a few weeks ago, last time I looked"
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General view of the exhibition at Towcester
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1000 at Blisworth

"Simply a beautiful engine - we saw them as kids on the main line here."
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1000 passing Blakesley

"First view I have seen of the lovely old compound on the SMJ. Priceless, Tim!"
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Signals at west end of Towcester

"Towcester up home signals with a glimpse of the elusive Watling Street bridge. Nice. Looks like the removed the other home signal by chopping off the top of the signal post."
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Towcester station looking east

"Wonderful general view of Towcester in its last active days. "
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1 Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition

Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition

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2 Towcester station looking east

Towcester station looking east

Added by Tim Roy on August 21, 2016

3 1000 at Blisworth

1000 at Blisworth

Added by Tim Roy on August 21, 2016

4 1000 passing Blakesley

1000 passing Blakesley

Added by Tim Roy on August 21, 2016

5 Approach to Towcester looking west

Approach to Towcester looking west

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