‘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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Link to About my Area website article about the unveiling of Towcester sign

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Started by Dick Bodily yesterday.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952 1 Reply

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Steve Johns on Wednesday.

Towcester station sign unvieling 1 Reply

The unveiling of the Towcester Station Sign!To all our Towcester area members. Can anyone make the following event in Towcester tomorrow representing the society?Quote:"We have decided to do the unveiling ceremony at 4pm tomorrow, Fri 11 Oct, at…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Dick Bodily Oct 10.

Aircraft crash 2 Replies

HelloI’m intrigued by the statement found in Wikipedia08/12/1944 Wellington LN845 –C of 11 OTU overshot a forced landing at RAF Stratford and ran onto the railway at the end of the runway. The aircraft was only lightly damaged until it was hit by a…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Oct 8.

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Four workmens dwellings to be built at Blisworth 1914

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Comment by Si Donal on April 9, 2013 at 19:08

I hoped that someone within the SMJ Community had won this....

Comment by NIGEL on April 9, 2013 at 18:52

Can we estimate when these dwellings were completed ? When I photographed them earlier this year, I realized that they would be coming up for 100 years old, a good advert for us "the S.M.J. Society" and the museum ? Would the outbreak of World War 1 on 28th July 1914 have had an impact on the building of these dwellings?

Comment by Andy Thompson on April 9, 2013 at 17:25
Thoughts? Click the view full size link, above right for a better look. I'll bring the real thing with me to Starford next month for the get together.
Andy

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