‘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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"I wondered that too Jim - there is an earlier timetable with just Warwick Road shown…"

Barry Taylor replied Jan 25, 2015 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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Barry Taylor replied Jan 25, 2015 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"Finally got down to Kew last week, and ruined my eyesight peering at old Bradshaw ti…"

Barry Taylor replied Jan 24, 2015 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"It is thought that the apparent closure of North End from 6/1873 to 4/1874 was an ed…"

Barry Taylor replied Jan 5, 2015 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"It's logical that Kineton,and Fenny should have the same early scalloped edge bargeb…"

Barry Taylor replied Dec 5, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"Eric's little book is very useful but as you say doesn't really help with the earlie…"

Barry Taylor replied Nov 30, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"Something else of interest. I've been digging back through some of my notes obtained…"

Barry Taylor replied Nov 25, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"This raises a few interesting points. It looks as though there may have been foot ac…"

Barry Taylor replied Nov 23, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"Interesting. R A Cooke's Track Layout Diagrams of the SMJ show the easternmost groun…"

Barry Taylor replied Nov 5, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"Seems as though almost all of the date references to both stations come up with the…"

Barry Taylor replied Oct 31, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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