‘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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Line Speed 4 Replies

Probably a question or an answer that is on here somewhere and I have missed it, but what was the line running speed? Always get the impression that the trains dawdled along rather than made any great progress.Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by Dick Bodily Feb 1.

Interesting Ebay item 1 Reply

Thanks to Gary for the heads up!https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254054775180AndyContinue

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Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Phil Street Jan 8.

Fenny Compton Goods shed 1 Reply

HelloSome time ago I posted a question concerning the goods shed at Fenny Compton as indicated in the book Track Layout diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 Stratford-Upon-Avon & Midland Jcn. Rly. by R.A. Cooke ;…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 8.

E&W JR first train 1 Reply

HelloDoes someone have a copy of the picture of the first train running on the East and West Junction Railway as stated in J Dunn’s book The Stratford & Midland Junction Railway on page 43Best regardsJackContinue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 7.

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Comment by Dick Bodily on January 14, 2010 at 10:38
Si
It wouldnt be 'Ms' as that is a relatively modern (last 20 years or so PC) title, its more likely to be 'Mr' or even 'Mrs'. It's unlikely to be a first name as people were very formal in those days especially with railway matters. The first letter of the second word is as you say likely R but it could L as many people were taught to do a capital L rather like a pound sign without the two crossing lines with that style of cursive handwriting. It would be interesting to see the 1951 census details for Moreton/Canons Ashby then we could probably have a good guess as to who bought the ticket.

Dick
Comment by Si Donal on January 13, 2010 at 21:03
Dick, I think it says Ms Ready but I cannot be sure. I thought it had said No Ready but unless that is "railway slang" for something then it makes no sense. The pencil mark is very soft and actually looks better in the scan. Any ideas anyone?
Comment by Dick Bodily on January 13, 2010 at 9:31
Si
Can you decipher the writing on the original ticket? It looks like it might be someone's name.
Dick

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