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

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Started by Dick Bodily Oct 18.

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.

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.

Aircraft crash 2 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 Oct 8.

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"It’s ok now."

Simon Dunkley replied Feb 28 to Site problems?

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"I haven’t seen any of these photos as far as I know (there is a claim that most of t…"

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"Hi Jack, Does this link help? http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/smjk85.htm S…"

Simon Dunkley replied Jan 7 to E&W JR first train

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"Volume 2 is in the post to me, according to an email from the publishers!"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 22, 2018 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
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"Ah. Well, it is available to order."

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 6, 2018 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
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"Volume 2 is out now!"

Simon Dunkley replied Oct 31, 2018 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
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"Yes, they are of a standard design. There were drawings and photos, as well as how t…"

Simon Dunkley replied Sep 20, 2017 to standard station design?

2 Oct 9, 2017
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"Actually, I can and will go further. It is exceptionally well produced and extremely…"

Simon Dunkley replied Aug 22, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
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"Same here: it just arrived (yes, at 3 pm!) but on first glance looks very nice. "

Simon Dunkley replied Aug 22, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
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"I will keep an eye out for the postman, then!"

Simon Dunkley replied Aug 21, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

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