‘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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Broom Junction station site for sale 1 Reply

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens May 17.

Ravenstone Wood as three way junction? 1 Reply

A close analysis of the 1945 RAF aerial photographs available in the historical imagery resource on Google Earth has provided evidence that Ravenstone Wood was probably a three-way junction during the latter part of WW2 and for an unknown period of…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Robin Cullup Apr 15.

Turntable at Burton Dassett 4 Replies

As part of my research prior to creating a model of the EHLR/SMJ junction at Burton Dassett, I’ve just had the privilege of looking through the original notes and letters produced by Eric Tonks whilst writing his 1948 book “The Edge Hill Light…Continue

Started by Mark Reader. Last reply by Mark Reader Mar 29.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 11 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

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Started by John Jennings. Last reply by Simon Stevens Dec 15, 2017.

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 14 Replies

Hi allI'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by John Evans Nov 22, 2017.

Fenny Comptn

HelloI purchased the book « Track Layout Diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 » « Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Jcn Rly » by R.A.Cooke ISBN 10 :1 871674 20 4N page 29/9 on the 1903 track plan it shows a goods shed at…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Oct 16, 2017.

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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!
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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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