‘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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Probably a question or an answer that is on here somewhere and I have missed it, but what was the line running speed? Always get the impression that the trains dawdled along rather than made any great progress.Continue

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Thanks to Gary for the heads up!https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254054775180AndyContinue

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Fenny Compton Goods shed 1 Reply

HelloSome time ago I posted a question concerning the goods shed at Fenny Compton as indicated in the book Track Layout diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 Stratford-Upon-Avon & Midland Jcn. Rly. by R.A. Cooke ;…Continue

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Lives in Brackley, Northants and is a volunteer signalman on the Severn Valley Railway. Enjoys all aspects of local railway history. 

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At 17:13 on April 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…
At 17:10 on April 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Paul,

Good point!

Though we're not just in cyber space!

We had a get together in Stratford last year...and something is being planned for 2016...in anticipation of 150 years since the line began..

SMJ150...!! There is a thread in the forum on the subject, I think!

Kind regards,

Peter

At 22:28 on March 31, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Paul,

I think most of us fall into the same category...either being aware of the railway in our childhood, then coming across it, so to speak , in another age and time....

It is fascinating to hear/read about the line in its heyday..although, I think, it never really had one.....Still, it was, and is, part of the landscape of the area....you can still see the remains..!

Kind regards,

Peter

At 21:01 on March 31, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

hello Paul,

A warm welcome to the SMJ site!

Do you have any connections with the line?

Peter

 
 
 

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