‘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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Trespasser sign

Hello All.Brought myself a trespasser sign to restore. I have seen in it three colors....Black on white.White on black.White on red.Not sure which one is correct, which would be the authentic color please?I have been told white on black.Thanks.Alan.Continue

Started by alan wilson on Wednesday.

6800 at Byfield

I will be moving from LNWR/GNR territory at Peterborough to Byfield in May, I have had a poor copy of the attached photo for…Continue

Started by John Douglas Apr 16.

New book with SMJ interest 3 Replies

Just published -T.E.WILLIAMS - THE LOST COLOUR COLLECTION VOLUME 1by Irwell Press - ISBN 978-1-9-911262-04-06  - £24.95All are colour pictures from Tom William's collection - these fortunately did not go into the "black hole" of York Museum as did…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Dick Bodily Apr 7.

ex-SMJ regular on Heritage Railways DVD

With this month's Heritage Railway there's a DVD of the two preserved Great Central Railways made around 2000. Among the locos shown several times in action on both lines is 48305 which of course was a regular between Byfield and Blisworth on the…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Mar 10.

SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth 14 Replies

Adrian's recent photo of the SMJ platforms at Blisworth has started me thinking about the precise nature of the station arrangements there. I know that in the 1950's (when I were a lad ! ) the station building on the roadside opposite the Blisworth…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Mar 7.

Kineton Station 2 Replies

The Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society's N gauge model of Kineton Station will be on display for the very first time at our annual exhibition at Leamington College on 4th & 5th March. Although no scenery has been added yet, the…Continue

Started by Mark Reader. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Mar 1.

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Trespasser sign

Hello All.Brought myself a trespasser sign to restore. I have seen in it three colors....Black on white.White on black.White on red.Not sure which one is correct, which would be the authentic color please?I have been told white on black.Thanks.Alan.See More
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6800 at Byfield

I will be moving from LNWR/GNR territory at Peterborough to Byfield in May, I have had a poor copy of the attached photo for…See More
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Jilian Millares updated their profile
Apr 16
Jilian Millares is now a member of The SMJ Society
Apr 14
Stephen commented on Gary's status
"The loco is 'Amos' it was a 4 wheeled petrol electric loco built in 1928. it was a Clay Cross loco, it had formerly been at The Ashover Light Railway. The loco worked at Bloxham Iron stone quarries from 1947. When the pits closed…"
Apr 12
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LNWR Map Blisworth to Banbury Line.

An old route map of the LNWR shows that the Blisworth to Banbury line was indeed operated by them, dated c.1900.
Apr 9
NIGEL commented on Gary's status
"The loco looks to have been owned by 'The Clay Cross Co. Ltd.' and the two wagons appear to be single bolsters with the bolsters removed. The brickwork and roof of Helmdon Station building look to be in very good condition, unlike the…"
Apr 9

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1 New book with SMJ interest

New book with SMJ interest

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2 6800 at Byfield

6800 at Byfield

Added by John Douglas on April 16, 2017

3 Trespasser sign

Trespasser sign

Posted by alan wilson on April 19, 2017

4 6800 at Byfield

6800 at Byfield

Posted by John Douglas on April 16, 2017

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LNWR Map Blisworth to Banbury Line.

Added by NIGEL on April 9, 2017

 
 
 

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