‘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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Funny Story about Kineton Military Railway 1 Reply

An improbable, funny, but absolutely true story relating to the Kineton military railway.Long after my Army days I still retained an affection and passing interest in Kineton ammunition depot where I served during the 1960s. Coupled to a 'love' of…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Dave Hayward Apr 28.

Blisworth - Towcester ETS working

Electric train staff equipment had been brought into use between Blisworth and Towcester by 9 August 1910 (date of SMJR minute 451 (TNA file RAIL 674/3)) and presumably the new signal box at Blisworth appeared at the same time. In that this was so…Continue

Started by Richard Maund Apr 20.

Blisworth 1920

SMJ board minute 1474 of 13 April 1921 (TNA file RAIL 674/4) approved that “the following expenditure be charged to Capital” for year 1920: “Blisworth: Signalling and alterations to Permanent Way, Improvements and additional signalling: £800”. In…Continue

Started by Richard Maund Apr 20.

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Towcester Railway Junction Print/Engraving.

Tomorrow (17th April 2021) W&H Peacock Auctioneers in Bedford are auctioning two hand tinted engravings entitled "Opening The Towcester Junction Railway" and "Her Majesty's Return - The Weedon…Continue

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Colin Franklin left a comment for Andy Thompson
"There is an interesting article about the SMJR on the following website: www.WarwickshireRailways.com"
Jul 22, 2022
Colin Franklin posted a discussion

Towcester Railway Junction Print/Engraving.

Tomorrow (17th April 2021) W&H Peacock Auctioneers in Bedford are auctioning two hand tinted engravings entitled "Opening The Towcester Junction Railway" and "Her Majesty's Return - The Weedon Station", and is Lot No 382 in Sale Room No 5 (5382). The auction starts at 10am. Their website is at: www.peacockauction.co.ukWas there a real life Towcester Junction Railway?See More
Apr 16, 2021
Colin Franklin replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"Would the local authority Record Office have details of this system within its Archive Service?"
Dec 30, 2020
Colin Franklin replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"Have you tried the Archive section on The Engine Shed Societies website as there's a photo of the shed."
Dec 28, 2020
Colin Franklin replied to Dave Hayward's discussion 'Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway'
"Good Evening Dave Go to www.disused-stations.org.uk ; and search for Banbury Merton Street station. There are two maps showing the layout of the Britannia Works as well. There may be a photo of the engine shed as well."
Dec 25, 2020
Colin Franklin left a comment for Sean Cooper
"That sounds a bit suspicious to me."
Nov 9, 2020
Sean Cooper left a comment for Colin Franklin
"No haven't got a clue, didn't reply at all, and he seems to have wrote to others as well. without giving a reason why. "
Nov 9, 2020
Colin Franklin left a comment for Sean Cooper
"I've had an email from the same person Sean Cooper. Who is he? Do you know?"
Nov 6, 2020
Colin Franklin commented on Dick Bodily's page The SMJR in Books and Magazine Articles - A List
"May I add another book entitled " Forgotten Railway Infrastructure 1922 - 1934" by Kevin Robertson, Published in 2017 by Crecy Publishing Ltd (ISBN 987190928723). Inside are photographs from the Edward Wallis Collection that show images of…"
Dec 4, 2019

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At 18:44 on November 9, 2020, Sean Cooper said…

No haven't got a clue, didn't reply at all, and he seems to have wrote to others as well. without giving a reason why. 

 
 
 

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