‘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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Line Speed 4 Replies

Probably a question or an answer that is on here somewhere and I have missed it, but what was the line running speed? Always get the impression that the trains dawdled along rather than made any great progress.Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by Dick Bodily Feb 1.

Interesting Ebay item 1 Reply

Thanks to Gary for the heads up!https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254054775180AndyContinue

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Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Phil Street Jan 8.

Fenny Compton Goods shed 1 Reply

HelloSome time ago I posted a question concerning the goods shed at Fenny Compton as indicated in 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 ;…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 8.

E&W JR first train 1 Reply

HelloDoes someone have a copy of the picture of the first train running on the East and West Junction Railway as stated in J Dunn’s book The Stratford & Midland Junction Railway on page 43Best regardsJackContinue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 7.

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At 21:54 on August 9, 2009, Steve Purcell said…
Welcome Tony! From an ex-Ontario person who worked on ETR #9 at St Thomas back in the 1990s. Not that that has any relevance to the SM&J, but at least it may make you feel more at ease with a fellow Canuck on board!
At 14:13 on April 15, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
We'd love to hear your memories Tony.
At 15:55 on April 11, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Hello Tony,
Thanks for the reply...
The railway history of the UK and the world is worth hanging on to..
I marvel at the technological and engineering innovations which the railways..and steam locomotion, engendered.
The recent addition of the Peppercorn loco Tornado testifies to the longevity and durability of the technology...

Best regards,

Peter S.Lewis
At 9:01 on April 11, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Hello Tony,

I daresay there is a very good reason why someone living in Ontario, Canada, has an interest in the SMJ!!??

Peter S.Lewis

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