‘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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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.

MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 14 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson Apr 17.

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Ian Merivale replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING'
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Ian Merivale replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING'
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Ian Merivale replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING'
"Great comments by Andy Thompson about Moreton Pinkney (with an "e") - for the record, the signalman was Louis Hawtin (not Les) who later worked at Banbury Lane signal box in Northampton. Mr and Mrs Pratt (Della and Les) were my Dad's…"
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Ian Merivale replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING'
"A chap called Guy Higgs used to live in the crossing keepers house in the late 50's early 60's!"
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Peter S Lewis left a comment for Ian Merivale
"Hello Ian, Thanks for that historical note!! If you have photos/documents relating to your Dad's work, you could always upload onto the site!! Kind regards, Peter"
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"Hello Peter I'm Moreton Pinkney born and bred. Dad was a Driver at Wooford. I was a Secondman at Cambridge and Banbury. A long time ago. Ian"
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Which station was not on the SMJ network?
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At 17:36 on September 17, 2020, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Ian,

Thanks for that historical note!!

If you have photos/documents relating to your Dad's work, you could always upload onto the site!!

Kind regards,

Peter

At 23:20 on May 29, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Ian,

Thanks for joining the SMJ site!!

What brought you here?

Peter

 
 
 

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