‘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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Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 4 Replies

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeIContinue

Started by Ron Johnson. Last reply by Chris Hillyard RVM on Friday.

Black & White photos of the SMJ

HelloMy name is Mick Baker and i have recently joined your society.A friend of mine Nigel Hadlow, has taken several thousand black & white photosof railways around the country.With a little help from me with my limited computer skills, i have…Continue

Started by Mick Baker on Thursday.

Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum 1 Reply

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a linkNewport Pagnell OO gauge - MK…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily on Wednesday.

DVD on the SMJ 3 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.

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Peter S Lewis left a comment for David Littlewood-Tysoe
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"Jon, I’m obviously having a bad day - my autocorrect keeps changing P-a-g-n-e-l-l to ‘Parnell’, and I meant Bill Simpson, not Bill West (both local authors but I do know the difference between their works, honest!). Sorry about…"
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"Peter, belatedly réalisé I never responded to your ‘welcome’ comment, apologies. I have several links to the SMJ, having grown up not so far away at Newport Parnell. My grandfather, a railwayman like his father and…"
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David Littlewood-Tysoe replied to Ron Johnson's discussion 'Does this show the Scratter at Roade?'
"Doesn’t look like the WCML so  reckon it must be the SMJ. Feel I ought to know where Roade used to play cricket, but memory is too hazy to recall right now. Anyway that delivery from left of shot was definitely a ‘no ball’ by…"
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Which station was not on the SMJ network?
Dawlish
Which rail company became a constituate part of the SMJ?
The East and West Junction Railway

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At 23:55 on January 14, 2022, Jon Bradshaw said…

Are you familiar with David Farrons collection? Some really good stuff in there. Will send you a link

At 10:54 on January 13, 2022, Peter S Lewis said…

David... No problem with late replies!! Life is very full on these days. But thank you for your comments..what a history to look back on!! Peter

At 15:07 on March 21, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello David,

A warm welcome to the SMJ site!

Do you have a link with the line, perhaps?

Peter

 
 
 

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