‘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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Funny Story about Kineton Military Railway 1 Reply

An improbable, funny, but absolutely true story relating to the Kineton military railway.Long after my Army days I still retained an affection and passing interest in Kineton ammunition depot where I served during the 1960s. Coupled to a 'love' of…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Dave Hayward Apr 28.

Blisworth - Towcester ETS working

Electric train staff equipment had been brought into use between Blisworth and Towcester by 9 August 1910 (date of SMJR minute 451 (TNA file RAIL 674/3)) and presumably the new signal box at Blisworth appeared at the same time. In that this was so…Continue

Started by Richard Maund Apr 20.

Blisworth 1920

SMJ board minute 1474 of 13 April 1921 (TNA file RAIL 674/4) approved that “the following expenditure be charged to Capital” for year 1920: “Blisworth: Signalling and alterations to Permanent Way, Improvements and additional signalling: £800”. In…Continue

Started by Richard Maund Apr 20.

Evesham Redditch & Stratford-upon-Avon Junction Railway 8 Replies

Did this railway (as opposed to the East & West Junction Railway) go into receivership - if so, when. And when did it come out of receivership?Continue

Started by Richard Maund. Last reply by Richard Maund Feb 11.

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Lucas Bridge Towcester Model Layout
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As some of you may know, myself and fellow modeller George Woodcock are building a representation of Towcester as if it remained open until the late 70's.Despite only finding one picture of Lucas…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Elphick Aug 3, 2013.

Drawings of Towcester Station
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As a resident of Towcester it has long been an ambition of mine to build a model railway layout of the area.A friend of mine George Woodcock and myself have constructed the boards, laid the track and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Elphick Jan 30, 2013.

 

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At 15:07 on January 9, 2013, John Evans said…

See my drawings I uploaded - hope they help. They were actually made at the station in 1966 so I think they are fairly accurate, although I was a teenager at the time. I know, I should have got a proper life.

John

At 22:16 on January 5, 2013, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello John,

Welcome to the SMJ site!

Peter

At 22:10 on January 5, 2013, Andy Thompson said…

I thought you were a member JOhn! Good to have you back anyway! Andy

 
 
 

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