‘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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Michael Mccarthy 3 Replies

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.Continue

Started by Paul Loveday. Last reply by Paul Dowding Mar 13.

Burton Dassett Cableway 1 Reply

Please find attached a copy of the OS 6" map 1888 - 1913 series that illustrates the subject cable-way (called a tramway on the map) and also the Burton Dassett sidings. This cable-way is mentioned by Arthur Jordan in hos book on the SMJ at pp45, he…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Mark Reader Feb 22.

Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I've just signed up. I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast originally from Dorset; my earliest memory is of being on the train from Wareham to Swanage. I see a few familiar names on here so some of you may know me from the Scalefour…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Jan 22.

Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway 8 Replies

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private research I am intending to share with a small informal group of enthusiasts, it would be greatly…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Colin Franklin Dec 30, 2020.

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Just searched the forum for any mention of this new book but can't find anything, so: Received today, a delightful book describing the author's exploits at the very end of the steam era.LAST…Continue

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At 10:38 on January 28, 2016, Stephen said…

Can I ask what Ironstone quarries were you interested in ?

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At 21:00 on January 26, 2016, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Tony,

Apologies that you received what seems to be a spam request from this new member. The answers to the questions seemed a reasonable assurance that the membership request was OK. In the event, I have deleted ECA's account forthwith.

We'll see what happens next!!! Probably try to rejoin!! In which case, forewarned is forearmed!

Once again, sincere apologies.


At 19:43 on January 24, 2016, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Tony,


A warm welcome!




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