‘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"
HelloI’m intrigued by the statement found in Wikipedia08/12/1944 Wellington LN845 –C of 11 OTU overshot a forced landing at RAF Stratford and ran onto the railway at the end of the runway. The aircraft was only lightly damaged until it was hit by a…Continue
Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Feb 16.
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. Last reply by Steve Johns Oct 16, 2019.
The unveiling of the Towcester Station Sign!To all our Towcester area members. Can anyone make the following event in Towcester tomorrow representing the society?Quote:"We have decided to do the unveiling ceremony at 4pm tomorrow, Fri 11 Oct, at…Continue
Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Dick Bodily Oct 10, 2019.
SMJ regular when shedded at Northampton, 8F…photoSMJ regular when shedded at Northampton, 8F…2 Likes
TOWCESTER STATION MODEL.photoTOWCESTER STATION MODEL.1 LikeSMJ cottages, BlisworthphotoSMJ cottages, Blisworth2 Likes
QUARTER MILE POST NEAR BLISWORTH.photoQUARTER MILE POST NEAR BLISWORTH.1 Like
1000 at Blisworthphoto1000 at Blisworth3 Likes1000 at Blisworth (2)photo1000 at Blisworth (2)2 Likes1000 departs Blisworthphoto1000 departs Blisworth3 Likes1000 passing Blakesleyphoto1000 passing Blakesley4 LikesTowcester station looking eastphotoTowcester station looking east4 Likes
SMJ railwaymen who died during WW1.photoSMJ railwaymen who died during WW1.1 Like
TIFFIELD CATTLE CREEP.photoTIFFIELD CATTLE CREEP.1 Like
FENNY COMPTON AREA.photoFENNY COMPTON AREA.1 LikeGROUNDED VAN BODY.photoGROUNDED VAN BODY.2 Likes
Blisworth SMJ station site.photoBlisworth SMJ station site.1 LikeView towards Greens Norton JunctionphotoView towards Greens Norton Junction1 Like20 2 mile marker postphoto20 2 mile marker post1 LikeNear Greens Norton - View towards BlakesleyphotoNear Greens Norton - View towards Blakesley1 LikeNear Towcester - Underline bridgephotoNear Towcester - Underline bridge1 LikeNear Towcester Underline bridge (Bridge 13?)photoNear Towcester Underline bridge (Bridge 13?)2 LikesNear Towcester - Underline bridge now public…photoNear Towcester - Underline bridge now public…1 Like