‘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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Whilst researching "Sussex in The Great War". a poster featuring the S.M.J. as "The Shakespeare Line" advertising Brighton. How?

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Comment by Jim Goodman on September 10, 2018 at 18:43

This rang a bell with me and, trawling through past comments I found this from 2015: Brighton Poster

The feeling was that it was a stock poster with 'The Shakespeare Route' printed over it.

Jim.

Comment by Dick Bodily on September 9, 2018 at 9:26

The management of the small SMJR company used advertising like this out of proportion to the company's passenger usage, not without some success in increasing revenue. Prospective passengers to Brighton would have changed to LNWR services at Blisworth.

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