‘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.


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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"Agreed - these blue & white enamelled(?) signs seem to have been in place post 1…"

Barry Taylor replied Feb 20, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
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"This photograph of a motorised trolley being man-handled to / from its home in the h…"

Barry Taylor replied Jan 21, 2016 to Motor Trolley Workings

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"I have a couple of photos of a 3F 0-6-0 and train at Woodford from the Stephenson Lo…"

Barry Taylor replied Dec 22, 2015 to Woodford - Byfield passenger closure date

3 Dec 22, 2015
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"Thanks Mark-that's one sold! Still a way off yet, but it won't be by subscription. H…"

Barry Taylor replied Sep 6, 2015 to Missing photos of the SMJ

4 Sep 25, 2015
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"This looks like a "stock" Brighton poster that has been overprinted with the Shakesp…"

Barry Taylor replied Apr 15, 2015 to 1914 BRIGHTON POSTER

8 Jun 17, 2015
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"Thanks Nigel - these photos pretty much put the question to bed. Does anyone out the…"

Barry Taylor replied Apr 7, 2015 to M40 motorway

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"Delving through my bits and pieces has turned up a few other references. The EWJR an…"

Barry Taylor replied Mar 21, 2015 to MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING

13 Oct 25, 2020
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"I think that you are correct - this would be about the right place. Thanks to all fo…"

Barry Taylor replied Mar 20, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
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"Makes sense - does anyone have precise dates? Presumably somewhere in / shortly afte…"

Barry Taylor replied Mar 15, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
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"That's intriguing Nick - I've never thought much about this before, but I have a dis…"

Barry Taylor replied Mar 13, 2015 to M40 motorway

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