‘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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Burton Dassett Cableway

Please find attached a copy of the OS 6" map 1888 - 1913 series that illustrates the subject cable-way (called a tramway on the map) and also the Burton Dassett sidings. This cable-way is mentioned by Arthur Jordan in hos book on the SMJ at pp45, he…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward 6 hours ago.

Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway 8 Replies

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private research I am intending to share with a small informal group of enthusiasts, it would be greatly…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Colin Franklin Dec 30, 2020.

Michael Mccarthy 2 Replies

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.Continue

Started by Paul Loveday. Last reply by Nicholas Hemming Dec 30, 2020.

Scam

Like others I have received the same scam message, my strong advice is delete it immediately and clear it from your 'recycled bin'. It will either directly contain a virus or a link that tries to get your money one way or another.Dave HaywardContinue

Started by Dave Hayward Dec 24, 2020.

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"Thanks Jim - pleased that you like the book. Vol1 was somewhat difficult to illustra…"

Barry Taylor replied Sep 4, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"Encouraging to see someone already looking for Vol 2 with Vol 1 still hot off the pr…"

Barry Taylor replied Aug 24, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"Arrived in the warehouse at Lydney late on Thursday 17th apparently - so first shipm…"

Barry Taylor replied Aug 21, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"There will be two volumes - Vol 1 covers the early days - NBJR EWJR ST&MJR and E…"

Barry Taylor replied Aug 4, 2017 to Barry's SMJ book

4 Aug 4, 2017
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Hi Dick Thanks for the mention - I know that there are one or two adverts out there…"

Barry Taylor replied Jul 31, 2017 to Barry's SMJ book

4 Aug 4, 2017
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Hi Simon Difficult one. Blisworths second station was built in this position at some…"

Barry Taylor replied Mar 2, 2017 to SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

14 Mar 7, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Good question! The "proposed" reservoir was never proceeded with but the road did ge…"

Barry Taylor replied Jan 30, 2017 to SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

14 Mar 7, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Actually the site of the SMJ cottages is well off the plan to the top right. It's a…"

Barry Taylor replied Jan 22, 2017 to SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

14 Mar 7, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Hi Jack I think that this is just an internet produced re-hash of previously publish…"

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

3 Jun 24, 2016
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Hi Dick This would be the proposed EWJR Hitchin extension for which plans were depos…"

Barry Taylor replied May 31, 2016 to Mystery line that never was. Did the East & West seek to expand into Bucks?

6 Jan 14, 2017
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