‘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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Blisworth - Towcester ETS working

Electric train staff equipment had been brought into use between Blisworth and Towcester by 9 August 1910 (date of SMJR minute 451 (TNA file RAIL 674/3)) and presumably the new signal box at Blisworth appeared at the same time. In that this was so…Continue

Started by Richard Maund on Saturday.

Blisworth 1920

SMJ board minute 1474 of 13 April 1921 (TNA file RAIL 674/4) approved that “the following expenditure be charged to Capital” for year 1920: “Blisworth: Signalling and alterations to Permanent Way, Improvements and additional signalling: £800”. In…Continue

Started by Richard Maund on Saturday.

Evesham Redditch & Stratford-upon-Avon Junction Railway 8 Replies

Did this railway (as opposed to the East & West Junction Railway) go into receivership - if so, when. And when did it come out of receivership?Continue

Started by Richard Maund. Last reply by Richard Maund Feb 11.

Bidford-on-Avon 5 Replies

Shall we bring this discussion under the proper heading!So far as the OS plan surveyed 1885, published 1886, is concerned: the OS liked - wherever they could  - to have text running parallel to the top and bottom borders. When they came to add the…Continue

Started by Richard Maund. Last reply by Richard Maund Feb 10.

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Bidford-on-Avon

Shall we bring this discussion under the proper heading! So far as the OS plan surveyed 1885, published 1886, is concerned: the OS liked -…

Started by Richard MaundLatest Reply

Station Totems / running in boards

I look at the adverts for the railwayana auction houses and see various stations represented in totem form and I was wondering, how many of…

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Article in the Meccano Magazine (Aug 1956) describing the SMJR Railtour

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Blisworth - Towcester ETS working

Electric train staff equipment had been brought into use between Blisworth and Towcester by 9 August 1910 (date of SMJR minute 451 (TNA fil…

Started by Richard Maund

0 on Saturday

Blisworth 1920

SMJ board minute 1474 of 13 April 1921 (TNA file RAIL 674/4) approved that “the following expenditure be charged to Capital” for year 1920:…

Started by Richard Maund

0 on Saturday

Evesham Redditch & Stratford-upon-Avon Junction Railway

Did this railway (as opposed to the East & West Junction Railway) go into receivership - if so, when. And when did it come out of recei…

Started by Richard Maund

8 Feb 11
Reply by Richard Maund

Bidford-on-Avon

Shall we bring this discussion under the proper heading! So far as the OS plan surveyed 1885, published 1886, is concerned: the OS liked -…

Started by Richard Maund

5 Feb 10
Reply by Richard Maund

North End and Warwick Road stations?

Some time ago we ahd an interesting and lively discussion on the mystery station at Tiffield, which added quite a lot to our collective kno…

Started by Barry Taylor

57 Jan 27
Reply by Richard Maund

1873 timetable

Page 12 of Arthur Jordan's book features a full page reproduction of the E&WJ public timetable handbill for August 1873. Does anyone kn…

Started by Richard Maund

4 Jan 25
Reply by Barry Taylor

E&WJR working timetables

Barry Taylor's first volume contains - at page 126 - reproduction of an1890 E&WJR working timetable. Is the original document in privat…

Started by Richard Maund

1 Jan 25
Reply by Barry Taylor

Salford Priors station building under threat

Not quite on the SMJR but sad news that there's a planning application to demolish Salford Priors station building. Local campaign here, ap…

Started by Simon Stevens

1 Jan 14
Reply by Simon Stevens

Single track?

Would I be right in assuming that the SMJ was single track all the way apart from passing loops at the stations?

Started by Nicholas Hemming

3 Jan 9
Reply by Barry Taylor

Smj exploring and making new youtube videos

Hi all members. I was wondering if you could help by subscribing to my YouTube channel ‘NWP EXPLORING’  Mainly railway history and some ex…

Started by Neil

0 Nov 22, 2023

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