‘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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Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 4 Replies

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeIContinue

Started by Ron Johnson. Last reply by Chris Hillyard RVM on Friday.

Black & White photos of the SMJ

HelloMy name is Mick Baker and i have recently joined your society.A friend of mine Nigel Hadlow, has taken several thousand black & white photosof railways around the country.With a little help from me with my limited computer skills, i have…Continue

Started by Mick Baker Jan 20.

Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum 1 Reply

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a linkNewport Pagnell OO gauge - MK…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily Jan 19.

DVD on the SMJ 3 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.

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Final train passes Clifford Sidings 24th April 1965

4188 storms into the grade for the tough climb to Ettington with the final train. Clifford sidings have already been lifted but the scene looking towards Stratford which is now covered by roads and houses clearly shows the ministry grain store and the spire of Holy Trinity Church in the background. The weather had detiorated and the film used was Agfa CT18 which time has shown to be rather unstable on colour. The two scratches are unfortunate due to the camera I was using at the time but the image is now rather special none the less. If any photoshop wizard can improve this image please go ahead!

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Comment by Ben on May 28, 2013 at 11:17

Just upload an edited version to my page. Have a look and let me know what you think!

Comment by Andy Thompson on October 31, 2012 at 7:00

I'll have a go later John!  Andy

Comment by Peter S Lewis on October 30, 2012 at 19:29

John,

An historic photo!

 

Peter

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