‘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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Funny Story about Kineton Military Railway 1 Reply

An improbable, funny, but absolutely true story relating to the Kineton military railway.Long after my Army days I still retained an affection and passing interest in Kineton ammunition depot where I served during the 1960s. Coupled to a 'love' of…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Dave Hayward Apr 28.

Blisworth - Towcester ETS working

Electric train staff equipment had been brought into use between Blisworth and Towcester by 9 August 1910 (date of SMJR minute 451 (TNA file RAIL 674/3)) and presumably the new signal box at Blisworth appeared at the same time. In that this was so…Continue

Started by Richard Maund Apr 20.

Blisworth 1920

SMJ board minute 1474 of 13 April 1921 (TNA file RAIL 674/4) approved that “the following expenditure be charged to Capital” for year 1920: “Blisworth: Signalling and alterations to Permanent Way, Improvements and additional signalling: £800”. In…Continue

Started by Richard Maund Apr 20.

Evesham Redditch & Stratford-upon-Avon Junction Railway 8 Replies

Did this railway (as opposed to the East & West Junction Railway) go into receivership - if so, when. And when did it come out of receivership?Continue

Started by Richard Maund. Last reply by Richard Maund Feb 11.

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At 21:15 on February 8, 2015, Jim Goodman said…

Hi Rob,

Here's a 2-4-0 tank pulling 3 coaches. It's a famous print, one that used to be in railway coaches. The NRM reprinted it recently but it does not seem to be available now.

I'm sorry the quality is poor but I've just taken a photo and the flash distorts the colour. If it's any use I'll take a better one in the daylight - let me know.

Jim.

At 15:59 on February 8, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Rob,

Just thought I'd lend a helping hand...!

These any good?

(Click on the links...hopefully!!)

Some more coaches..

An SMJ train showing coaches...

Beyer -Peacock 2-4-0T (model)

MoretonPinkney Station..

At 18:15 on February 7, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Rob,, Welcome to the SMJ site!

Peter

 
 
 

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