‘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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Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a linkNewport Pagnell OO gauge - MK…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily yesterday.

Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 3 Replies

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeIContinue

Started by Ron Johnson. Last reply by Dick Bodily on Wednesday.

DVD on the SMJ 3 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.

2F WDs working to Bristol 5 Replies

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop. Last reply by CLIVE BOARDMAN Dec 3, 2021.

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Hi everyone. I have just joined. I live in Pasadena, California, but for many years I lived in Northamptonshire. Not sure whether this is useful to you guys, but stored away in the UK I have dozens of color slides taken when I walked the SMJ (over several days) witha friend named Bryan Jeyes. We both took many photos. I also have pictures of Blisworth Mines steam locos at work, Towcester station (in black and white) and detailed notes of the whole route, including both Banbury and Blisworth lines, made just as the lines were demolished. I have often wondered whether these pictures would be of interest. No trains, by the way, just stations, bridges, signal boxes etc. I have also posted on my Flickr site an aerial view of some of the route (www.flickr.com/photos/the-evanses) and go to SETS and "flying". I hope this is the right place for this information.

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Yes yes yes!! John (please!)

Andy
Bryan Jeyes? Any relation to Maurice?

Andy

Hello John

 

Great photos!!!

 

I am making a N gauge model of Towcester station, do you have any pictures of the Lucas bridge in your collection? There seems to be a shortage.

 

All the best

 

Brian

Hi Brian 

Great to hear from you. Photos of the bridge are very rare and I stupidly only photographed it from the platform level. I have several (all?) the SMJ books and it does not appear in any of them. Best to try the Towcester and District Historical Society. They have a decent archive of stuff.

John

Hi Brian & John

I just have one decent photo of the 'Lucas' bridge'  - unfortunately not taken from road level, but it nevertheless does show the 'road' side to some extent, particularly the advert.

Hope this helps

regards

Barry

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brian

Presumably you've seen the picture in Andy TFC's Towcester 'Album' on this website. If not follow the 'SMJ Photos' link at the top of the page, then 'All albums' link. Its obn one of the early pages of albums Page 5 it should be or there abouts.

Dick 

Brian Elphick said:

Hello John

 

Great photos!!!

 

I am making a N gauge model of Towcester station, do you have any pictures of the Lucas bridge in your collection? There seems to be a shortage.

 

All the best

 

Brian

Hello Barry

 

Thanks for that this is the best photo so far.

 

Regards

 

Brian

Barry Taylor said:

Hi Brian & John

I just have one decent photo of the 'Lucas' bridge'  - unfortunately not taken from road level, but it nevertheless does show the 'road' side to some extent, particularly the advert.

Hope this helps

regards

Barry

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