‘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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Walking the SMJ 2 Replies

Careful scrutiny of the 1:25000 maps on Streetmap suggests that very little of the SMJ trackbed is a public right-of-way. There are short sections near Roade and Kineton and one or two places where there is an adjacent footpath. Can anyone advise of…Continue

Started by Michael Roake. Last reply by Jean Cholerton yesterday.

Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T- As near as you can get to a E&WJR 2-4-0T nowadays!

This is Isle of Man Railway Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T 'Mannin' which is about to be restored to running order so that it can deal…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily May 19.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 12 Replies

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Rob Davidson Apr 27.

The Shakespeare Route DVD---Hillside Publishing 2006

Copy available on e bay as, I write this,  if anyone is interested.  Probably now out of production so an elusive DVD to obtain.Continue

Started by ray w Apr 1.

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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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