‘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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Malcolm Ranieri

Sad to report the untimely death last week of SMJ Society member Malcolm Ranieri. Malcolm was well known for his excellent steam train photographs that have appeared for many years in the rail preservation press.  He was also one of the main…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily on Friday.

Salvaged track bolts 1 Reply

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Dick Bodily Sep 28.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 8 Replies

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Sep 20.

Proposed conversion of numbers 5 and 6.

According to Dunn, the problems with the two BP tanks ns 5 and 6 running backwards were twice addressed with the idea of converting them to 2-4-2Ts, and that drawings were prepared on at least one occasion.Has anyone ever seen anything of these…Continue

Started by Simon Dunkley Jun 27.

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.

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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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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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