‘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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LMS BOXBOARD ----- SMJ LINE

Currently a boxboard from the line on offer on e bay. Ends  26th August.    Also a siver ewj  free pass was sold at auction recently for  £ 850 .  Pretty rare, nice it has survived .   Plus 2 cast iron smj bridge diamonds also sold  at auction quite…Continue

Started by ray w yesterday.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive Aug 13.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive Aug 13.

The Campion Family: SMJ employees 5 Replies

I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if there are any registers, documents or other employee information that exists where I might be able to find out more about the following members of my family:1. Henry Campion   1830-1910  Lived in…Continue

Started by David Campion. Last reply by David Campion Jul 25.

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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

Started Sep 21, 2009

SMJ nicknames
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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.

Slow Miserable and Jolty
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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Bodily Sep 1, 2009.

 

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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
adrian vaughan commented on adrian vaughan's photo
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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."
Nov 24, 2012
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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."
Nov 23, 2012
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Towcester from Lucas Bridge

"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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