‘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' 

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Malcolm Ranieri

Sad to report the untimely death last week of SMJ Society member Malcolm Ranieri. Malcolm was well known for his excellent steam train photographs that have appeared for many years in the rail preservation press.  He was also one of the main…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily on Friday.

Salvaged track bolts 1 Reply

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Dick Bodily Sep 28.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 8 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 Simon Stevens Sep 20.

Proposed conversion of numbers 5 and 6.

According to Dunn, the problems with the two BP tanks ns 5 and 6 running backwards were twice addressed with the idea of converting them to 2-4-2Ts, and that drawings were prepared on at least one occasion.Has anyone ever seen anything of these…Continue

Started by Simon Dunkley Jun 27.

Broom Junction station site for sale 1 Reply

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens May 17.

Ravenstone Wood as three way junction? 1 Reply

A close analysis of the 1945 RAF aerial photographs available in the historical imagery resource on Google Earth has provided evidence that Ravenstone Wood was probably a three-way junction during the latter part of WW2 and for an unknown period of…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Robin Cullup Apr 15.

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"Peter. I could be persuaded, Royal Trains on the SMJ? not many, however, I have uncovered a few arrivals at Towcester, would be a short talk"
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"Chris, That exhibition sounds like something we could well be interested in! And could you be persuaded to write an article relating to the Royal Train?? Kind regards, Peter"
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"Peter. FYI I am a committee member of Roade Local History Society and next year over the weekend of 8/9 September we are holding an exhibition to celebrate the 180th anniversary of Roade Cutting. Planning is at an early stage but an awful amount of…"
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"Hi Peter Royal Victorian Medal. Awarded by the Royal Victorian Order on behalf of the monarch. For personal services to the Royal Household. In a previous life I worked on and eventually managed the Royal Train based at Wolverton.) Kind…"
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At 18:02 on November 1, 2017, Peter S Lewis said…

Chris,

That exhibition sounds like something we could well be interested in!

And could you be persuaded to write an article relating to the Royal Train??

Kind regards,

Peter

At 12:43 on November 1, 2017, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Chris,

A warm welcome to the SMJ site..

Could I ask what RVM stands for, please?

Peter

 
 
 

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