‘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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Video: Stratford-upon-Avon to Towcester

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Started by Graham Ward Jul 28.

Binton Station

As I was in the vicinity this week I visited my old stamping ground of over sixty years ago, the former SMJ station at Binton. The former goods shed has been demolished, 24 upmarket dwellings have been constructed in the old yard and the former…Continue

Started by Paul Stratford Apr 23.

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 Apr 18.

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 Apr 18.

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Another magazine article on the SMJ
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Dunwoody Jan 21, 2015.

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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