‘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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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.

Michael Mccarthy 3 Replies

Add me to the list of recipients of this unusual email. This is the second message from him this year and the second time I've deleted it! An unknown, unsolicited message that, unless more information is forthcoming, I will continue to ignore them.Continue

Started by Steve Purcell. Last reply by Graham Ward Dec 24, 2020.

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"Try this site: http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html Enter the coordinates 468884 and…"

Simon Dunkley replied Dec 21, 2013 to Towcester's first layout. - Any ideas?

8 Dec 22, 2013
Reply by Gary

"If you contact the HMRS steward, Richard Allan, he will be able to help."

Simon Dunkley replied Jan 6, 2013 to Drawings of Towcester Station

7 Jan 30, 2013
Reply by Brian Elphick

"I would hazard a guess at Parish names: as an example, "Duston West" signal cabin in…"

Simon Dunkley replied Aug 2, 2011 to Projected and fulfilled 19th C Railways aasociated in one way or another with the SMJ

3 Aug 2, 2011
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"Last year couldn't make it due to illness, this year didn't get to the social calend…"

Simon Dunkley replied Jun 7, 2011 to Stoke Bruerne Get Together June 11th 2011

14 Jun 13, 2011
Reply by Andy Thompson

"See also this posting: April 24th  "

Simon Dunkley replied May 8, 2011 to Towcester in the 1930s

2 May 13, 2011
Reply by Si Donal

"Number 13 was basically the Kirtley design produced for the H&BR, albeit with a…"

Simon Dunkley replied Sep 3, 2010 to Loco model

5 Feb 25, 2011
Reply by Gary

"The 1865 proposal was to join the LNWR. The later (1872) proposals were for a separ…"

Simon Dunkley replied May 7, 2010 to Proposed routes

8 May 7, 2010
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"I shall try to get the link working... ...having failed to get the "automated" link…"

Simon Dunkley replied May 6, 2010 to Proposed routes

8 May 7, 2010
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"There is a web page with a sketch of the 1865 proposals: The N&BJR did have ru…"

Simon Dunkley replied May 6, 2010 to Proposed routes

8 May 7, 2010
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Hi Ian, The Gateneal kit is for the loco in later condition, from what I have seen…"

Simon Dunkley replied May 2, 2010 to Loco liveries 1903 1923

10 Jun 8, 2010
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