‘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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Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I've just signed up. I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast originally from Dorset; my earliest memory is of being on the train from Wareham to Swanage. I see a few familiar names on here so some of you may know me from the Scalefour…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens on Friday.

Burton Dassett Cableway

Please find attached a copy of the OS 6" map 1888 - 1913 series that illustrates the subject cable-way (called a tramway on the map) and also the Burton Dassett sidings. This cable-way is mentioned by Arthur Jordan in hos book on the SMJ at pp45, he…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward Jan 20.

Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway 8 Replies

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private research I am intending to share with a small informal group of enthusiasts, it would be greatly…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Colin Franklin Dec 30, 2020.

Michael Mccarthy 2 Replies

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.Continue

Started by Paul Loveday. Last reply by Nicholas Hemming Dec 30, 2020.

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Concrete sleepers
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I've been looking at the trackwork at Byfield station and it looks like concrete sleepers (late 50's). Would this be correct? If so, would the points still be wooden sleepers?Thanks in advanceCliveContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Aug 1, 2020.

Byfield station woodwork colour

Hi, as anyone any idea what colour the doors would have been on the station building. I have a vague recollection that they were a maroonish/brownish colour, similar to the signal box.Thanks in…Continue

Started Mar 21, 2020

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952
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   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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Mar 21, 2020.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   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…Continue

Started Aug 13, 2019

 

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Clive replied to Clive's discussion 'Concrete sleepers'
"Thanks Steve, I thought they might have. Surprised though that it was concrete sleepers for such a rural line, I can only assume it was for the freight traffic in its later years. Could be wrong of course!."
Aug 1, 2020
Steve Johns replied to Clive's discussion 'Concrete sleepers'
"Hi Clive, The points would still be wooden sleepered. Steve"
Jul 31, 2020
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Concrete sleepers

I've been looking at the trackwork at Byfield station and it looks like concrete sleepers (late 50's). Would this be correct? If so, would the points still be wooden sleepers?Thanks in advanceCliveSee More
Jul 30, 2020
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Byfield station woodwork colour

Hi, as anyone any idea what colour the doors would have been on the station building. I have a vague recollection that they were a maroonish/brownish colour, similar to the signal box.Thanks in advanceCliveSee More
Mar 21, 2020
Clive replied to Clive's discussion 'Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952'
"Sorry for the delay but thanks for information. Bought a non corridor 3rd, it looks right! Good enough for me at the moment."
Mar 21, 2020
Steve Johns replied to Clive's discussion 'Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952'
"Clive, From photographs in various books on the SMJ it seems that the non-corridor brake 3rds tended to be of LMS diagram 1703 period 1 and diagram 1735 period 2. Steve."
Oct 16, 2019
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At 15:06 on September 7, 2017, Peter S Lewis said…

Clive,

Welcome to the SMJ site!

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