‘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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SMJ Forum

Aircraft crash 8 Replies

HelloI’m intrigued by the statement found in Wikipedia08/12/1944 Wellington LN845 –C of 11 OTU overshot a forced landing at RAF Stratford and ran onto the railway at the end of the runway. The aircraft was only lightly damaged until it was hit by a…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Feb 16.

Link to About my Area website article about the unveiling of Towcester sign 2 Replies

To read the article about the Towcester Running in sign being unveiled follow link below…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily Dec 21, 2019.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952 1 Reply

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Steve Johns Oct 16, 2019.

Towcester station sign unvieling 1 Reply

The unveiling of the Towcester Station Sign!To all our Towcester area members. Can anyone make the following event in Towcester tomorrow representing the society?Quote:"We have decided to do the unveiling ceremony at 4pm tomorrow, Fri 11 Oct, at…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Dick Bodily Oct 10, 2019.

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"Jack Usually these so called books that Barry mentioned are simply copied entries f…"

Dick Bodily replied Jun 24, 2016 to Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway Jody Iosias

3 Jun 24, 2016
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Thanks for info about publication, Robin."

Dick Bodily replied Jun 2, 2016 to Mystery line that never was. Did the East & West seek to expand into Bucks?

6 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"Thanks Barry that's useful info, So the map must have been made much later than 1850…"

Dick Bodily replied Jun 1, 2016 to Mystery line that never was. Did the East & West seek to expand into Bucks?

6 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"What July 2016!"

Dick Bodily replied May 25, 2016 to Your museum needs you!

6 May 25, 2016
Reply by Dick Bodily

"There was definitely at least one totem at Towcester, photos exist."

Dick Bodily replied Apr 12, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"One thing I particularly remember at Blakesley station was an oil lantern attached t…"

Dick Bodily replied Apr 10, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Gary, By coincidence I was at Towcester Museum today and was shown two running in b…"

Dick Bodily replied Feb 19, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Richard,  Between the closure and 8th November the track was being progressively lif…"

Dick Bodily replied Feb 6, 2016 to 1964 train register book from Towcester.

4 Feb 6, 2016
Reply by Richard Pike

"Although official closure from Blisworth Ironstone to Woodford West was 3rd February…"

Dick Bodily replied Feb 4, 2016 to 1964 train register book from Towcester.

4 Feb 6, 2016
Reply by Richard Pike

"During the war if not later there were still 'linesmen' daily walking sections. I re…"

Dick Bodily replied Jan 21, 2016 to Motor Trolley Workings

5 Mar 7, 2016
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