‘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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Interesting Ebay item 1 Reply

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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Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Phil Street Jan 8.

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

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 8.

E&W JR first train 1 Reply

HelloDoes someone have a copy of the picture of the first train running on the East and West Junction Railway as stated in J Dunn’s book The Stratford & Midland Junction Railway on page 43Best regardsJackContinue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 7.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 14 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

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Started by John Jennings. Last reply by Barry Taylor Dec 21, 2018.

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"Hello Paul.... I thought there would be a reason!! Apparently Tesco at Towcester is on the site of the old station.. And the line was always viewed, as not so much thriving, but "impecunious", and "Slow, Moulding, and Jolting!!"…"
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"Hi peter no i dont have any history with the railway but i moved to towcester a year or so ago and knew there use to be a old railway line so was just researching its history. Today i walked along where the old track would have been at belle baulk…"
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At 20:36 on February 18, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Paul....

I thought there would be a reason!! Apparently Tesco at Towcester is on the site of the old station..

And the line was always viewed, as not so much thriving, but "impecunious", and "Slow, Moulding, and Jolting!!" Pity it wasn't made better use of...

Peter

At 20:26 on February 18, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Paul,

A warm welcome to the SMJ site!

What brings you here?

Do you have local/railway connections??

Peter

 
 
 

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