‘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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Link to About my Area website article about the unveiling of Towcester sign

To read the article about the Towcester Running in sign being unveiled follow link below…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Oct 18.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952 1 Reply

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Steve Johns Oct 16.

Towcester station sign unvieling 1 Reply

The unveiling of the Towcester Station Sign!To all our Towcester area members. Can anyone make the following event in Towcester tomorrow representing the society?Quote:"We have decided to do the unveiling ceremony at 4pm tomorrow, Fri 11 Oct, at…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Dick Bodily Oct 10.

Aircraft crash 2 Replies

HelloI’m intrigued by the statement found in Wikipedia08/12/1944 Wellington LN845 –C of 11 OTU overshot a forced landing at RAF Stratford and ran onto the railway at the end of the runway. The aircraft was only lightly damaged until it was hit by a…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Oct 8.

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Another magazine article on the SMJ
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Article in the Meccano Magazine (Aug 1956) describing the SMJR Railtour
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin Cullup Jan 16, 2016.

Approaching Towcester from Ravenstone Wood
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At 11:10 on February 16, 2017, Tim Roy said…

Dear Robin,

I would be delighted if some of my Father’s images of No.1000 at Blisworth were included in the Midland Railway Society Newsletter.

My aplogies for the delay in replying.

With regards,

Tim Roy

At 12:34 on July 16, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Robin
welcome aboard! Its good to have you with us and back in circulation!

Andy
 
 
 

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