‘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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Turntable at Burton Dassett 4 Replies

As part of my research prior to creating a model of the EHLR/SMJ junction at Burton Dassett, I’ve just had the privilege of looking through the original notes and letters produced by Eric Tonks whilst writing his 1948 book “The Edge Hill Light…Continue

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The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 11 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

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At 13:27 on November 18, 2012, Andy Thompson said…

Francis

Good to see you are getting involved!

Andy

At 21:12 on November 17, 2012, Peter S Lewis said…

On the S.M.J. by Freight Train. - D. A. Beacock appears in April 1956 edition Railway magazine, not in stock in the location I looked....

http://www.payhost.net/railway/acatalog/Rail_Mag_April_1956.html

Peter

At 19:46 on November 17, 2012, Dick Bodily said…

Francis

 

I think Andy (TFC) has read the article you mentioned, I haven't read it myself but would like to. It was written by the head master of Towcester Grammar School at the time, Mr Beacock. Here a direct link to the Books and Articles page of this website if you ahven't found it via the Index page.

http://thesmjr.ning.com/page/the-smjr-in-books-and-magazine-articles-a-list

 

Dick

At 19:27 on November 17, 2012, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Francis,

That's an interesting reference...

I don't have a 1956 Railway magazine...so I can't really answer the question I'm afraid.

But others may be better placed to give an answer...!

But I'll try to do some research on the subject!

Peter

At 20:48 on November 10, 2012, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Francis,

A warm welcome to you!

Peter

 
 
 

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