‘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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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.

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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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15 february 2011. A low loader with a cherry picker completely destroys bridge No SJT1 62 This is the Fenny compton to wormleighton (underline) Rd bridge. It is the bridge adjacent to the GWR and is…Continue

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Yes a man who was a fireman back in the day had worked part of the SMJ lives a few doors from me

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At 11:38 on November 27, 2009, Dick Bodily said…
Martin

Extract relating to Byfield Ironstone Siding now in photos section

Dick
At 19:53 on November 26, 2009, Dick Bodily said…
Martin
It was taken from an incomplete SMJR 1916 document. I'll see if there's anything else about Byfield ironstone sidings in it and put it on the website if there is. For info on Byfield ironstone workings go to the Byfield page through 'All the Stations' then 'E & W line' at the top of the home page. To see photos type Byfield or 'Ironstone' into the box with magnifying glass symbol at the top of the 'All photos' page.
If you know a fireman who actually worked even part of the SMJ then his memories swould be important. Was he based at Northampton,Woodford or Stratford? I've managed to contact two ex firemen but there aren't that many left who are interested in telling of their experiences.
Dick
At 17:36 on November 26, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Martin,

Welcome to our friendly site!
I'm sure you will soon find your way around it....
And why not have a look at our other sites in the RailTubeNetwork group.....Steamtube, Dieseltube, Electrictube, and DisusedTube.
And our recent addition to the group...RTNnews...

Best regards,

Peter
 
 
 

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