‘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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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 21:19 on March 11, 2013, Dick Bodily said…

Trevor,

I'm not a modeller but have visited The Woodford Model Railway Society's layout of Woodford on one of the open days held at the Social Club. Here's a link to an album of photos I took.

http://thesmjr.ning.com/photo/albums/woodford-halse-model-railway

Should I hear of any other such open days I'll put a meassgae on this website.

Dick

At 7:30 on March 11, 2013, Si Donal said…

Hello Trevor,

I'm a modeller too.  I think you're right, it's a rarely modeled line but I love these cross country routes.  The S&D gets all the glory!  The M&GN is another rarely modeled east-west line.  I was very seriously going to model Byfield, it's the best small station on the line for variety and the addedd attraction of the quarry and Woodford Link.  I just couldn't find room for the extra 2 feet in length that would do the station justice.  I'm almost complete now on an 00 model of Blakesley in LMS days.  If you look under "groups" on the banner header, that's where all the modelling stuff is stored on the site.  I have plans of the station building, signal box and goods shed at Ettington that are identical to Byfield if they'd help you out.

At 13:38 on March 10, 2013, trevor hill said…

I am essentially a modeller who became interested in the SMJ,via my researches of Woodford Halse as it is my (very) long term plan to model the station area in the future. In the meantime,I've just started a project based on Byfield ironstone sidings as I simply do not have space to model the station. Given the sheer variety of motive power that worked on the line in the 1950s/60s, I am amazed the SMJ is not mega popular with modellers.

 
 
 

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