‘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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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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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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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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