‘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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my screen is all squashed up. Only happened recently, and jot on any other sites I use.Using Safari on iOS.Continue

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Line Speed 5 Replies

Probably a question or an answer that is on here somewhere and I have missed it, but what was the line running speed? Always get the impression that the trains dawdled along rather than made any great progress.Continue

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Interesting Ebay item 1 Reply

Thanks to Gary for the heads up!https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254054775180AndyContinue

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Fenny Compton Goods shed 1 Reply

HelloSome time ago I posted a question concerning the goods shed at Fenny Compton as indicated in the book Track Layout diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 Stratford-Upon-Avon & Midland Jcn. Rly. by R.A. Cooke ;…Continue

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Just published -

T.E.WILLIAMS - THE LOST COLOUR COLLECTION VOLUME 1

by Irwell Press - ISBN 978-1-9-911262-04-06  - £24.95

All are colour pictures from Tom William's collection - these fortunately did not go into the "black hole" of York Museum as did his black & white shots. Most are of Great Western subjects, but there is a good selection of classic SMJ shots around Stratford and Broom.

The notes and introduction are by the late John Jennings who passed away late last year and so did not see the book - but a fitting tribute to his contributions to the SMJ story.

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Barry

Have added this to the SMJ Books and Magazine Articles page. Very sorry to hear about John Jennings, the first I had heard about it.

Dick

Dick here is a link if you would like more information on John Jennings,

http://www.vertikal.net/en/news/story/26840/ 

Alwyn.

Alwyn

Couldn't get link to work, webpage expired message.

Dick

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