‘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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Broom Junction station site for sale 1 Reply

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens on Thursday.

Ravenstone Wood as three way junction? 1 Reply

A close analysis of the 1945 RAF aerial photographs available in the historical imagery resource on Google Earth has provided evidence that Ravenstone Wood was probably a three-way junction during the latter part of WW2 and for an unknown period of…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Robin Cullup Apr 15.

Turntable at Burton Dassett 4 Replies

As part of my research prior to creating a model of the EHLR/SMJ junction at Burton Dassett, I’ve just had the privilege of looking through the original notes and letters produced by Eric Tonks whilst writing his 1948 book “The Edge Hill Light…Continue

Started by Mark Reader. Last reply by Mark Reader Mar 29.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 11 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

Tags: of, Honour, Roll, War, SMJR

Started by John Jennings. Last reply by Simon Stevens Dec 15, 2017.

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 14 Replies

Hi allI'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by John Evans Nov 22, 2017.

Fenny Comptn

HelloI purchased the book « Track Layout Diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 » « Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Jcn Rly » by R.A.Cooke ISBN 10 :1 871674 20 4N page 29/9 on the 1903 track plan it shows a goods shed at…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Oct 16, 2017.

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Simon Stevens replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Broom Junction station site for sale'
"Site is now 'Under Offer', anyone here with grand designs?"
Thursday
Barry Taylor commented on Graham Ward's blog post '1875 timetable'
"First one that I have seen with connections at Fenny C too - they were certainly not shown in 1874, but the EWJR were on very poor terms with the GWR at that time owing to the disputes over iron ore rates. Interestingly in May 1875 the…"
Tuesday
Jim Goodman commented on Graham Ward's blog post '1875 timetable'
"Hi Graham, Thank you for posting, I don't think I've seen this timetable before. What's interesting is the connections at Fenny Compton, never seen any advertised there before, that's why I'm certain I've never seen it!…"
May 7
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May 5
An album by Dick Bodily was featured

The SMJ Remembered

A selection of various photographers' pictures of locomotives and trains when the SMJ was very much a working railway.
Apr 27
GRAHAM CAMPION posted a blog post

BLISWORTH IN THE 1940s

An irregular publication is the magazine "British Railway Journal". (Cygnet Magazines Ltd)Edition number 79 has just come out (April 2018)  (£10.95) and a most interesting article by Chris Turner, complete with period photographs for all those…See More
Apr 20
Kirsty Darcy left a comment for Peter S Lewis
"Hi Peter, the site is accessible for you to visit whenever you choose at the moment - please feel welcome to visit and take photographs.  If you would like to be met at the site by a member of our team to talk through our plans and timescales,…"
Apr 20
John Douglas posted a status
"My neighbour in Binton grew up in a cottage near the station. He remembers a guy called ‘Digger’ Stanley (from Stratford) in charge."
Apr 19
 
 
 

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