‘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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Funny Story about Kineton Military Railway 1 Reply

An improbable, funny, but absolutely true story relating to the Kineton military railway.Long after my Army days I still retained an affection and passing interest in Kineton ammunition depot where I served during the 1960s. Coupled to a 'love' of…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Dave Hayward Apr 28.

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 Apr 20.

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 Apr 20.

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"It was single track yes, although engineered to double, apart from Goldicote Cutting…"

Gary replied Dec 7, 2020 to Single track?

3 Jan 9
Reply by Barry Taylor

"I used to know someone who lived at Wood End and they had a bucket of bits that kept…"

Gary replied Feb 11, 2020 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16, 2020
Reply by Jack Freuville

"I would indeed be interested thank you. "

Gary replied Feb 11, 2020 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16, 2020
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"My two passions in one place - trains and aeroplanes...According to the narrative in…"

Gary replied Jan 24, 2020 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16, 2020
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"Thanks Gents.For some reason I had in my mind they only went at 25mph.I do know, fro…"

Gary replied Feb 1, 2019 to Line Speed

5 Feb 23, 2019
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"On a group on Facebook regarding the GCR and the remains, the fact that the platform…"

Gary replied Jan 10, 2017 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18, 2021
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"It would appear indeed that they had a potential vested interest Dick. A quick look…"

Gary replied Jan 1, 2017 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18, 2021
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"I initially thought that too Jim but the difference in elevation between the two sta…"

Gary replied Dec 21, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18, 2021
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"Cheers Nigel. You know I have looked at that view many times, even photographed it m…"

Gary replied Dec 20, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18, 2021
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"Finally managed to get to see the exhibition last weekend.It is a brilliant piece of…"

Gary replied Dec 16, 2016 to Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition

12 Dec 16, 2016
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