‘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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MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 10 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Ian Merivale yesterday.

SMJ rides again? Broom to Stratford Greenway Proposal

From Bidford on Avon Parish council comes news of the Avon and Arrow Greenway Project whose latest newsletter is here: August 2020 AAGP…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens on Monday.

Bidford-on-Avon station photos 2 Replies

Hello folks - I'm interested in sourcing any historical photos of Bidford-on-Avon station and wondering if anyone here could help point me in the right direction? (There are a few on…Continue

Started by Greg Wye. Last reply by Greg Wye Aug 30.

Stored coaches 4 Replies

This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines March 12th issue that there were over three hundred…Continue

Started by Alan Brant. Last reply by Ian Mathews Aug 16.

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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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