‘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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EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 11 Replies

Hello All,I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can see it has the initials EWJR and return empty to Ettington, which all fits in with the real world.It was listed…Continue

Started by Jim Goodman. Last reply by Mark Reader Jun 11.

The Roade Connection 2 Replies

There seem to be several big questions about the SMJ.Tiffield station: did it exist, for how long and where exactly was it?Why build stations at Salcey Forest and Stoke Bruerne, and why such substantial buildings?But the biggest one seems to be the…Continue

Started by peter fleming. Last reply by Richard Denny May 19.

Stored coaches 3 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 Alan Brant Apr 30.

Way in

Hi thereI hope you are all in good health.A question about passenger access to stations such as Fenny Compton.Apparently, these station buildings had no entrance doors and access was only from the platform side.I imagine passengers would come up…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Mar 29.

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At 9:45 on April 19, 2010, Geoff mawdsley said…
Message to Juan translated into English!!! for other members.... Good day friend, I am English, but my wife is Colombian, we are married 23 years. I am interested in telephones, especially those of the railway. (also practicing spanish language). In Colombia, there are not many trains today, but the line that passes through the city of my wife, has trains of tourists every week-end. I am a telephone collector. Please, tell me your interests. Cordially Geoff Mawdsley. (ps my keyboard neither has accents or tildas!) My e-mail is.....
At 9:41 on April 19, 2010, Geoff mawdsley said…
Buenos dias amigo, soy ingles pero mi esposa es Colombiana, somos casados 23 anos. Me interesan los telefonos y los telefonos - especialmente los del ferrocarril. (tambien hacer practicas el la lengua espanol). En Colombia no hay muchos trenes hoy dia, pero la linea que pasa por la ciudad de mi esposa, tiene trenes de touristas en la fin de semana. Soy colectionista de los telefonos . Por favor, digame sus interesas. Cordialmente Geoff Mawdsley (ps mi teclado ni tiene acentos in tildas!) mi correo electronico es urjoking_uk@hotmail.com
At 21:15 on April 13, 2010, Peter S Lewis said…
Hello Juan,

I know "poco" about railways in your part of the world!
Thank you for the Patagonian Express and the Line at the End of the World photos!

Peter
 
 
 

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