‘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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Burton Dassett Cableway 1 Reply

Please find attached a copy of the OS 6" map 1888 - 1913 series that illustrates the subject cable-way (called a tramway on the map) and also the Burton Dassett sidings. This cable-way is mentioned by Arthur Jordan in hos book on the SMJ at pp45, he…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Mark Reader Feb 22.

Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I've just signed up. I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast originally from Dorset; my earliest memory is of being on the train from Wareham to Swanage. I see a few familiar names on here so some of you may know me from the Scalefour…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Jan 22.

Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway 8 Replies

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private research I am intending to share with a small informal group of enthusiasts, it would be greatly…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Colin Franklin Dec 30, 2020.

Michael Mccarthy 2 Replies

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.Continue

Started by Paul Loveday. Last reply by Nicholas Hemming Dec 30, 2020.

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Rights of way on old smj trackbeds
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As a wellesbourne Walker whose interest in railways and the oks smj in particular, are there restrictions on all or any sections of the smj. Yesterday I noticed a new private property sign on the…Continue

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Hugh Jones replied to Peter Vale-Humphreys's discussion 'Rights of way on old smj trackbeds'
"In 1950s i camped in the field near the bridge, it still looks the same now except there are no passing trains"
Dec 24, 2020
Hugh Jones replied to Peter Vale-Humphreys's discussion 'Rights of way on old smj trackbeds'
"There is a footpath following Severn Meadows Road but is separated from it by a hedge and includes a short section of track"
Dec 24, 2020
Stuart John Dodd replied to Peter Vale-Humphreys's discussion 'Rights of way on old smj trackbeds'
"When I was a child in the 70s we would walk to the left of the bridge to the stream where the overbridge had been rmoved, looking from the opposite direction to Walton, we understood that the track bed to the right belonged to the Hutsby's and…"
Dec 24, 2020
Simon Stevens replied to Peter Vale-Humphreys's discussion 'Rights of way on old smj trackbeds'
"I'm aware of a few sections that are reasonably accessible on the Western section: Most of the Gloucester Loop Line between Alcester and Salford Priors from where the river bridge was at Broom to Bidford Road is a nature reserve near Cranhill…"
Dec 12, 2020
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Rights of way on old smj trackbeds

As a wellesbourne Walker whose interest in railways and the oks smj in particular, are there restrictions on all or any sections of the smj. Yesterday I noticed a new private property sign on the over road bridge near Walton and Fosse. Horses/riders use it but does  that really preclude walkers? Interested to have responses. Like to observe the countryside code but is there scope to venture ? Thanks,  Peter See More
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