‘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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SLS SMJR tour of 24/4/65 "Peter Green - Courtesy RCTS Courtney Haydon Collection"

SLS SMJR tour of 24/4/65 "Peter Green - Courtesy RCTS Courtney Haydon Collection"

Tour of 24/4/65. "Peter Green - Courtesy RCTS Courtney Haydon Collection" With thanks to Cyril Crawley for the permission to use these images on the SMJ website.
The late John Courtney Haydon was a prolific photographer of the railway scene. His photographic archive was bequeathed to the society and members of the photo archive team are attempting to catalogue the collection which includes several thousand negatives about which we have little or no information. Additional photos will usually be posted on Mons., Weds. & Fridays.
For more visit http://www.rcts.org.uk/features/mysteryphotos/

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Comment by Dick Bodily on November 1, 2011 at 16:46

Andy

A great find, this must be the final railtour. Who's Peter Green, presumably not THE Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac & Bluesbreakers fame?

Dick

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