‘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.

Evesham Redditch & Stratford-upon-Avon Junction Railway 8 Replies

Did this railway (as opposed to the East & West Junction Railway) go into receivership - if so, when. And when did it come out of receivership?Continue

Started by Richard Maund. Last reply by Richard Maund Feb 11.

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"Thanks for letting us know Mark. Andy"

Andy Thompson replied Feb 25, 2017 to Kineton Station

2 Mar 1, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Anyone know how long the exhibition is running for? Andy"

Andy Thompson replied Jan 18, 2017 to SMJ Exhibition at Towcester Museum

4 Feb 17, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"An update for you on the exhibition Rob has been in contact with me saying they are…"

Andy Thompson replied Aug 2, 2016 to Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition

12 Dec 16, 2016
Reply by NIGEL

" Graham I thought of that, but everything else didn't sit right.  Andy "

Andy Thompson replied Apr 6, 2015 to SMJ150. 150 years since the railway arrived at Towcester

12 Apr 6, 2015
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Graham That's a great idea! Do you have any sway over at Tiffield, or contacts? Good…"

Andy Thompson replied Apr 2, 2015 to SMJ150. 150 years since the railway arrived at Towcester

12 Apr 6, 2015
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Paul I've been many times and walked across the viaduct. Funny isn't it how they pil…"

Andy Thompson replied Nov 6, 2014 to Helmdon

23 Nov 16, 2014
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Paul   Andy here - this whole site was my fault! (although I only got it going, the…"

Andy Thompson replied Nov 5, 2014 to Helmdon

23 Nov 16, 2014
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Anyone go? Andy"

Andy Thompson replied May 9, 2014 to Film show in Warwick 4th May with some SMJ interest

1 May 9, 2014
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"See... http://thesmjr.ning.com/photo/site-of-tiffield-station?commentId=3138568%3ACo…"

Andy Thompson replied Jun 30, 2013 to Tiffield Station Site

37 Jun 8, 2014
Reply by Dick Bodily

"John Evans has some great photos of the line which he walked in the mid 60's just af…"

Andy Thompson replied Jun 30, 2013 to Tiffield Station Site

37 Jun 8, 2014
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