‘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 23 hours ago.

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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Jean Cholerton replied to Michael Roake's discussion 'Walking the SMJ'
"Hello Michael, Our 1/2 mile stretch of the SMJ trackbed is now a nature reserve, supported by the Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire volunteers. They, and my husband`s hard toil has transformed it from a dark tunnel of mainly Hawthorn on the…"
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At 14:00 on January 6, 2015, Andy Thompson said…

I look forward to seeing the video Peter! I'm a bit worried about the Binton stations site - anyone got any money??  Andy

At 22:05 on January 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Jean,

Still, you have the vivid memories!

Peter

At 21:39 on January 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Jean,

Thank you for the invite....I'll look out for Little Haven now!!

Question...???? Any photos of that last train????

Kind regards,

Peter 

At 16:03 on January 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Jean,

It so happens that I live in Bidford...Jubilee Close!!!

You probably have a good few tales to tell re the SMJ.. I think the members would be most interested to see anything that can add to the overall history of the line as published here....!!

And the GWR link.... I'm positively drooling over the prospects of more history!!!

Kind regards,

Peter S Lewis

At 15:54 on January 4, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Jean,

A warm welcome to the SMJ site!

Peter

 
 
 

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