‘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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Video: Stratford-upon-Avon to Towcester

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Started by Graham Ward Jul 28.

Binton Station

As I was in the vicinity this week I visited my old stamping ground of over sixty years ago, the former SMJ station at Binton. The former goods shed has been demolished, 24 upmarket dwellings have been constructed in the old yard and the former…Continue

Started by Paul Stratford Apr 23.

Would the GCR have gone via Towcester? 14 Replies

Looking through Mac Hawkins book on the GCR then and now, he mentions that the GCR were thinking of running a line connecting Brackley to Northampton and had provisionally made a mound ready for a platform to be later constructed but they dropped…Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson Apr 18.

EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 13 Replies

Hello All,I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can see it has the initials EWJR and return empty to Ettington, which all fits in with the real world.It was listed…Continue

Started by Jim Goodman. Last reply by Jim Goodman Apr 18.

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ex-LBSCR 'A1X' . as EHLR No.1 on 18/10/30.Note 'EHLR' on tanks side.
Photographer Dr. Jack Hollick

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Comment by adrian vaughan on September 11, 2009 at 18:02
Hello Gary,

Well - I'm not an LMS person at all and I stand to be corrected - but - judging form the image of the ancient negative I would have said it was in maroon livery. It does not give the impression, the the picture, that it is black.
Comment by Gary on September 11, 2009 at 16:41
What colour would this loco have been?
(Apart from grubby?)

Apparently No.1 was LBSCR 673 "Deptford" and No.2 formerly 674 "Shadwell"
Comment by adrian vaughan on September 11, 2009 at 14:56
Dr. Jack would be very pleased to know his pictures give so much pleasure.
Comment by Andy Thompson on September 11, 2009 at 13:25
I've seen a painting of this one! Oh, Gary, the time machines already booked!
Comment by Gary on September 10, 2009 at 18:46
Oh for a time machine....

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