‘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 Oct 18.

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 Oct 16.

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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Comment by Si Donal on October 14, 2013 at 17:13

It's under groups on the banner header of the site.  You have to join the modelling group, then you can see the content.  I think Andy created the group so that the real SMJ research was not cluttered with our efforts, some of which are awesome!  Blisworth, Blakesley and a guy has even started out on Towcester recently!

Comment by Dick Bodily on October 14, 2013 at 15:04

Si

 

How do we find the modelling pages you mentioned?

 

Dick

Comment by Gary on October 14, 2013 at 11:05
Very nice Si.
Comment by Si Donal on October 13, 2013 at 2:05

Now I am back in civilisation, modelling Blakesley has recommenced.  I know it's not for everyone but It's looking pretty good now.  (he said, modestly).  There are recent colour pictures on the modelling groups pages.

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