‘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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Single track?
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Would I be right in assuming that the SMJ was single track all the way apart from passing loops at the stations?Continue

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Barry Taylor replied to Nicholas Hemming's discussion 'Single track?'
"Just to qualify Gary's earlier comment - the line from Towcester to Greens Norton was in fact originally just single track, with a loop, a junction, and two signal boxes at Greens Norton. The loop was shortened and one signal box removed in…"
Jan 9
Richard Maund replied to Nicholas Hemming's discussion 'Single track?'
"After 1942, Clifford Sidings box to Stratford was double track."
Jan 9
Nicholas Hemming replied to Paul Loveday's discussion 'Michael Mccarthy'
"I too have received this in my personal email, but strangely it does not appear in my SMJ inbox.  Either McCarthy has now been zapped by SMJ moderators or has somehow gained access to our private email addresses.  "
Dec 30, 2020
Gary replied to Nicholas Hemming's discussion 'Single track?'
"It was single track yes, although engineered to double, apart from Goldicote Cutting. Towcester to Greens Norton Junction was originally a double track section but was later remodelled to parallel single lines with no connection other than at…"
Dec 7, 2020
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