‘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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The Campion Family: SMJ employees 4 Replies

I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if there are any registers, documents or other employee information that exists where I might be able to find out more about the following members of my family:1. Henry Campion   1830-1910  Lived in…Continue

Started by David Campion. Last reply by David Campion Jun 28.

lManning Wardle lcomotive MOROUS

Read in recent  HERITAGE RAILWAY magazine that an original nameplate from this 1860's  loco has been donated to the Colonel Stephens Museum.   Interesting as apparently it started life as a contracter's loco building the E  and WJR  and then ran for…Continue

Started by ray w Jun 21.

Walking the SMJ 4 Replies

Careful scrutiny of the 1:25000 maps on Streetmap suggests that very little of the SMJ trackbed is a public right-of-way. There are short sections near Roade and Kineton and one or two places where there is an adjacent footpath. Can anyone advise of…Continue

Started by Michael Roake. Last reply by Simon Stevens May 27.

Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T- As near as you can get to a E&WJR 2-4-0T nowadays!

This is Isle of Man Railway Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T 'Mannin' which is about to be restored to running order so that it can deal…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily May 19.

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I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if there are any registers, documents or other employee information that exists where I might be able to find out more about the following members of my…Continue

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David Campion replied to David Campion's discussion 'The Campion Family: SMJ employees'
"Hello Nick, That's a very useful and a very detailed response. I will book a day in London and hope their photocopier is working! Many thanks for that. I will post a reply on my return. David"
Jun 28
Nick Meredith replied to David Campion's discussion 'The Campion Family: SMJ employees'
"The National Archive at Kew has the staff record book from the start of the SMJ railway through to weeks before the grouping. It is a large format book so has to be viewed in the maps reading room. Each employee has a section of a page, with a…"
Jun 26
David Campion replied to David Campion's discussion 'The Campion Family: SMJ employees'
"Hello Dick. I am embarrassed. I forgot to mention that I have a copy of the Jordan book but I do appreciate the fact that you took the time and trouble to respond. I think my next step will be to visit the archives at the National Rail Museum in…"
Jun 24
Dick Bodily replied to David Campion's discussion 'The Campion Family: SMJ employees'
"There's a photo of ganger  A Campion at Kineton on Page 94 of Jordan's SMJR book and ones of Jim and Harry Campion on Page 25. It says also on Page 25 that Jim was a ganger who later became an Acting Inspector at Towcester and…"
Jun 24
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The Campion Family: SMJ employees

I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if there are any registers, documents or other employee information that exists where I might be able to find out more about the following members of my family:1. Henry Campion   1830-1910  Lived in Luddington. From 1881 onwards was a plate layer.         His son2. John Campion     1861-1939  Lived in Stratford.     From 1891 onwards was a plate layer. Later moved to                                                                                   …See More
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Which station was not on the SMJ network?
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At 15:52 on February 23, 2019, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello David,

A warm welcome to the SMJ site.

What brings you here?

Peter

 
 
 

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