‘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 exploring and making new youtube videos 1 Reply

Hi all members.I was wondering if you could help by subscribing to my YouTube channel ‘NWP EXPLORING’ Mainly railway history and some exploring the SMJ .im planning to explore and video more of the SMJ ,  and if you have a desired area you would…Continue

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Funny Story about Kineton Military Railway 2 Replies

An improbable, funny, but absolutely true story relating to the Kineton military railway.Long after my Army days I still retained an affection and passing interest in Kineton ammunition depot where I served during the 1960s. Coupled to a 'love' of…Continue

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SMJ makes news in 2024! 1 Reply

RAIB Report 04/2024: Runaway wagon at KinetonContinue

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Blisworth - Towcester ETS working

Electric train staff equipment had been brought into use between Blisworth and Towcester by 9 August 1910 (date of SMJR minute 451 (TNA file RAIL 674/3)) and presumably the new signal box at Blisworth appeared at the same time. In that this was so…Continue

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Bill Reid replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"I remember the narrow gage track running outside the station back in the 60's. We would pass it when walking too and from the loco depot and the station when disposing of or picking up a loco from the shed. I also remember the large factory…"
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Re-visiting Woodford Halse and Charwelton area.

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Over the last couple of months I have been re-visiting the Woodford Halse and Charwelton area. The last time was on the 30th anniversary of the closure. I have memories of firing steam trains between Banbury and Woodford Halse and watching it being run down over the final couple of years. It has always remained a favourite place with me but also the whole of the GCR in general and visited many well-know parts over the years.

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At 13:09 on December 29, 2013, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Bill,

Welcome to the SMJ site!!

Peter

 
 
 

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