‘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.

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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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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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