‘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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Dear SMJ site member 3 Replies

Dear SMJ site member,Firstly, a big "Thank You" from all those of you who have helped make the SMJ site what it is today... a considerable and growing resource on the history of this enigmatic line.The archives are brimming with photographs and…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Dave Hayward Sep 22.

My late Father's photographs 1 Reply

Dear All,I have just posted the last of my late Father's SMJ photos on the site. I have included a photo of an LNWR chair at Roade in the "Towcester to Olney, summer 1961" album.I have included 2 photos of No.1000 arriving at Blisworth and a photo…Continue

Started by Tim Roy. Last reply by Jim Goodman Sep 15.

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 Aug 25.

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.

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Dear SMJ site member

Dear SMJ site member,Firstly, a big "Thank You" from all those of you who have helped make the SMJ site what it is today... a considerable and growing resource on the history of this enigmatic line.The archives are brimming with photographs and…See More
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KEY BOARD FROM BLISWORTH QUARRIES.

Wooden key board from the engine shed at Blisworth Ironstone Quarries, that was in use under Richard Thomas & Baldwins. Locations are Weigh House Office, Fitting Shop, Loco Shed, Oil Stores, Sub Station Blisworth, Water Tanks House, Pump House,…
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"Just added some pictures I took a few years back of a gradient sign, this lays next to Showsley fly fishing lake on the old Hesketh estate."
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1 Dear SMJ site member

Dear SMJ site member

Posted by Andy Thompson on September 20, 2016

2 My late Father's photographs

My late Father's photographs

Posted by Tim Roy on September 14, 2016

3 QUARTER MILE POST NEAR BLISWORTH.

QUARTER MILE POST NEAR BLISWORTH.

Added by NIGEL on September 12, 2016

4 12 - DSC02833

12 - DSC02833

Added by Tim Roy on September 14, 2016

5 Towcester Station c.1966 (4)

Towcester Station c.1966 (4)

Added by Tim Roy on September 14, 2016

 
 
 

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