‘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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Concrete sleepers 2 Replies

I've been looking at the trackwork at Byfield station and it looks like concrete sleepers (late 50's). Would this be correct? If so, would the points still be wooden sleepers?Thanks in advanceCliveContinue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Clive Aug 1.

EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 11 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 Mark Reader Jun 11.

The Roade Connection 2 Replies

There seem to be several big questions about the SMJ.Tiffield station: did it exist, for how long and where exactly was it?Why build stations at Salcey Forest and Stoke Bruerne, and why such substantial buildings?But the biggest one seems to be the…Continue

Started by peter fleming. Last reply by Richard Denny May 19.

Stored coaches 3 Replies

This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines March 12th issue that there were over three hundred…Continue

Started by Alan Brant. Last reply by Alan Brant Apr 30.

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At 20:59 on January 16, 2013, Andy Thompson said…

Cheers Si! You going make Stratford in May?

Andy

At 19:12 on January 29, 2012, Andy Thompson said…

Si

Well Im sorry about the pox! Good to have you back online. Very busy this end but always around.

Andy

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Warning This is the real Si Donal. The other profile image is that of an imposter and has been removed!

 

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At 9:22 on May 13, 2011, Andy Thompson said…

Si

I never cease to be amazed about just how much stuff turns up! Keep us posted about Dr Bob's book, in a small Dick and I helped him with it. Dick (having lived locally) got us access to the Hall site a few years ago and we had a good look 'round trying to answer some of the many questions

Andy

At 20:10 on August 10, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Nice photo Si, go on then!
Andy
At 19:42 on July 31, 2009, Dick Bodily said…
Si
A plan of Blakesley station was in March 1968 Railway Modeller. contact me on valdick.bodily@btinternet.com for further details
Dick
At 15:09 on June 11, 2009, Dick Bodily said…
Si
Some parts of Andy's original website still exist and can probably be reached at
www.andythompson.net
or from a link on the Blakesley village website (About Blakesley page)
www.blakesley-village.co.uk
There's stuff I did about Woodford Halse among other things on there and from the Intro page of that site you can see Ron Fisher's colour piux of the SMJR. i think the Moreton page is the same as on the new site.

Dick
 
 
 

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