‘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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MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 13 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

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1959 rail tour 1 Reply

Also full details and timings of this tour on --rail tours 1959-- website with some nice photos of 45091

Started by ray w. Last reply by Simon Stevens Oct 1.

Sunday 9th August 1959 "Grafton " rail tour

Just found this ticket for above rail tour around East Midlands taking in Blisworth, Byfield and Woodford Halse, where 45091 was used. There is a fascinating account of this round trip from Kings Cross on the RCTS website Watford Branch Newsletter…Continue

Started by ray w Sep 29.

SMJ rides again? Broom to Stratford Greenway Proposal

From Bidford on Avon Parish council comes news of the Avon and Arrow Greenway Project whose latest newsletter is here: August 2020 AAGP…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens Sep 14.

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As some of you may know, myself and fellow modeller George Woodcock are building a representation of Towcester as if it remained open until the late 70's.

Despite only finding one picture of Lucas bridge we found a photo of the Lucas advertisement,which were different on each side of the bridge.

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Thought I had posted picture of the bridge!!
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That is looking really good.
What compression did you use for the layout?
I have looked in the past to make a layout of Towcester but struggled as to where to compress it and not loose the feeling or identifing look of the place.
Thanks Gary, we have omitted several of the sidings in the station yard and "squeezed" the length slightly.
We have also taken some modellers license by adding a small warehouse for Towcester Mill and Steel Fabricators where the turntable used to be.
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Hi John

Your layout looks good. I would still like to come round sometime and have a look.

I will give you a call and arrange something.

Brian

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