‘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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Aircraft crash 8 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

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Link to About my Area website article about the unveiling of Towcester sign 2 Replies

To read the article about the Towcester Running in sign being unveiled follow link below…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily Dec 21, 2019.

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

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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, 2019.

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More East & West Junction Rly parcel waybills from Kineton: 13 and 14 March 1879.

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Comment by Terry Dorrity on April 2, 2011 at 0:21
Thanks Andy. Well spotted! That's why the pic had the tag "MORE East and West Rly parcel waybills". I wonder how many more there are? Still, it is perhaps a good idea to have a record of SMJ artifacts still in existance. Is there a list? I've got a couple of cast iron signs which I could add if so. Where are you based? i used to live in Stratford (1955 - 1970) so have some memories of the Old Town station and WD 9Fs crossing the GWR main line towards Broome, but mainly the new loop and iron ore trains going past the racecourse station . Terry.
Comment by Andy Thompson on April 1, 2011 at 16:01
Just like mine!! Andy

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