‘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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2F WDs working to Bristol

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop on Friday.

Talk to Welford Local History Society

I live in Welford on Avon which now incorporates the former Binton Station with its recent housing development.The local history society is currently planning its 2022/23 programme of events and talks and would be keen to include a talk on the…Continue

Started by John Read Oct 8.

Broom Junction station site for sale 2 Replies

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Oct 4.

Salvaged track bolts 2 Replies

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Russ Firth Oct 3.

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So gentleman, when are we going to have our first SMJ get-together then? I know it will take some arranging and we'll only need a phone box to hold it in but who fancy's the idea?

A slow-burner that one - no rush!

Andy

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Hello Chaps,

I have secured a six foot long by six foot tall display board that accepts velcro fastenings for the get together. I may also have another coming . I am going to scan and print some pictures/maps and "sound-bites" for it. Does anyone have any opinions about the content for the event? SMJ in general or perhaps the Towcester - Olney Section only?

I am working on a 2mm/1foot diorama of the Stoke Bruerne Station also, which should add some local flavour. I have a six foot table and plain black cloth too.

Let me know if you think we should have an all SMJ or more local slant on our display board.

Si
Si

First thanks for securing the display baord, its sounds great. I think, as we are the unofficial SMJ society that it should have an SMJ slant! I have stuff I can bring.

I must contact David B direct and tie somethings down, such as I can't make the Sunday so was just planning to make it a Saturday affair - does anyone have any thoughts on that?

Andy

Si Donal said:
Hello Chaps,

I have secured a six foot long by six foot tall display board that accepts velcro fastenings for the get together. I may also have another coming . I am going to scan and print some pictures/maps and "sound-bites" for it. Does anyone have any opinions about the content for the event? SMJ in general or perhaps the Towcester - Olney Section only?

I am working on a 2mm/1foot diorama of the Stoke Bruerne Station also, which should add some local flavour. I have a six foot table and plain black cloth too.

Let me know if you think we should have an all SMJ or more local slant on our display board.

Si

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