‘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"


.

SMJ Forum

Would the GCR have gone via Towcester? 14 Replies

Looking through Mac Hawkins book on the GCR then and now, he mentions that the GCR were thinking of running a line connecting Brackley to Northampton and had provisionally made a mound ready for a platform to be later constructed but they dropped…Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson 15 hours ago.

EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 13 Replies

Hello All,I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can see it has the initials EWJR and return empty to Ettington, which all fits in with the real world.It was listed…Continue

Started by Jim Goodman. Last reply by Jim Goodman 18 hours ago.

MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 14 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson yesterday.

Byfield station woodwork colour 1 Reply

Hi, as anyone any idea what colour the doors would have been on the station building. I have a vague recollection that they were a maroonish/brownish colour, similar to the signal box.Thanks in advanceCliveContinue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson yesterday.

SMJ photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All
Paul williams
  • Male
  • Buckinghamshire
  • United Kingdom
Share on Facebook Share
 

Paul williams's Page

Latest Activity

Paul williams replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"I’ve never seen any photos of this shed but would be very interested to see if anybody does find a photo as I worked with drivers from Bletchley that worked to Banbury"
Dec 25, 2020

Paul williams's photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of The SMJ Society to add comments!

Join The SMJ Society

At 10:37 on December 18, 2017, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Paul,

Thanks for your comment! So, still on the footplate!! Presumably you were at the tail end of steam..? Do you still fire/drive steam locos?

Peter

At 21:02 on December 17, 2017, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Paul..

..a warm welcome to the SMJ site!

Do you have any connections with the old railway?

Peter

 
 
 

© 2021   Created by Andy Thompson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service