‘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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SMJ Forum

Walking the SMJ 2 Replies

Careful scrutiny of the 1:25000 maps on Streetmap suggests that very little of the SMJ trackbed is a public right-of-way. There are short sections near Roade and Kineton and one or two places where there is an adjacent footpath. Can anyone advise of…Continue

Started by Michael Roake. Last reply by Jean Cholerton yesterday.

Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T- As near as you can get to a E&WJR 2-4-0T nowadays!

This is Isle of Man Railway Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T 'Mannin' which is about to be restored to running order so that it can deal…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily May 19.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 12 Replies

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Rob Davidson Apr 27.

The Shakespeare Route DVD---Hillside Publishing 2006

Copy available on e bay as, I write this,  if anyone is interested.  Probably now out of production so an elusive DVD to obtain.Continue

Started by ray w Apr 1.

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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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