‘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' 

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Hi allI'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of…Continue

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John Jennings

Following the sad loss of John Jennings, a stalwart of the SMJ and our society, Mike Musson set up a page on his site. The whole sit is well worth a visit as it overlaps with us here at the SMJ society     Go take a look…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson Nov 28.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 12 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

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Warley Poster

Interesting to see Broom Junction layout photo on posters and adverts for the Warley Model Railway Show this weekend.Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Nov 21.

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Does anyone have a BR ticket for the line?

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Sadly no BR ticket but I do have an LMSR Dog Ticket from my "home" station.

Did BR print any tickets considering the line was only open for four years in it's duration? There are many examples of grouping and occassionally pre-grouping tickets remaining in ticket offices long into the BR period. With passeneger receipts on the line being so low, I wonder if there was a requirement to reprint any at all? Perhaps the busier stations might have needed a run of new tickets such as Stratford, Kineton and Towcester?
Nice one! "One Dog!" Where is it to? 11d? That's quite pricey!! Andy
Not sure of the destination, the pencil mark seems to read " No Ready" ? I agree though 11d for a journey of less than 20 miles and I love the statement that the dog must be accompanied by a passenger!

Andy Thompson said:
Nice one! "One Dog!" Where is it to? 11d? That's quite pricey!! Andy

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