‘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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Wel - Hello David.It has been a VERY long time since I had the chance to read something yu write. What a great surprise - but then I recalled that you run a great big chunk of history at Stoke…Continue

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After I'd posted myt comment on 'Slow, Moulding and Jolting', I saw the other entries and realised that local people had got other names for the line. Whilst is seems clear that they do not have a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Dec 19, 2010.

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Can I please correct the title someone used on the SMJ site and I reproduce abpve.The correct 'joky' title - and one with proper aliteration is:-Slow Moulding and Jolting.I hope you don't mind me…Continue

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Towcester from Lucas Bridge

"I think Gary's dates for the period when the bridge was demolished are about right. I can remember being taken as a school activity for an art drawing lesson at Towcester station sometime late in 1959 (or very early in 1960 at the…"
Nov 25, 2012
Dick Bodily commented on adrian vaughan's photo
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Towcester Station

"The noticeboards probably stayed headed LMS until the lines closure, they certainly did at Blakesley, my guess is eraly 60s judging on the advert."
Nov 25, 2012
Gary commented on adrian vaughan's photo
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Towcester Station

"The Brylcreem advert style would suggest 1950-60's to be honest."
Nov 24, 2012
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Towcester from Lucas Bridge

"I have the negative for the Towcester station view above. It is very likely that Roger Carpenter was out with a friend on a whole day of photography at - in the true sense of the word - fabulous places."
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"Any date for this shot ? The timetables are headed L.M.S. and there is a "BRYLCREEM" advertisement front right of photo."
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"Note also;  As well as the footbridge missing - the station canopy is also. Groom & Tattersall station works foundry site is right hand side middle of photo."
Nov 23, 2012

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At 14:17 on September 13, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Adrian,
You have had a busy day...one wonders how long "Truro" can be kept in steam.../

We're off on holiday now....(!!) and I won't have access to PC for about 11 days !! I'm getting withdrawal symptoms already...So I' ll speak to you later!!

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Kind regards,

Peter
At 7:57 on September 13, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Adrian,
Hope you enjoyed the dinner party! (We were at a family wedding yesterday..thankfully no washing up!!)
"City of Truro" is normally based at the GlosWarwicks..I've had a couple of opportunities to ride on the footplate..but only at gentle speeds!! 25mph!
At 15:27 on September 1, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Hi Adrian. It's nice to have you over here too! I look forward to hearing from you! Andy (TFC on Steam Tube)
 
 
 

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