‘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' 

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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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At 9:45 on April 19, 2010, Geoff mawdsley said…
Message to Juan translated into English!!! for other members.... Good day friend, I am English, but my wife is Colombian, we are married 23 years. I am interested in telephones, especially those of the railway. (also practicing spanish language). In Colombia, there are not many trains today, but the line that passes through the city of my wife, has trains of tourists every week-end. I am a telephone collector. Please, tell me your interests. Cordially Geoff Mawdsley. (ps my keyboard neither has accents or tildas!) My e-mail is.....
At 9:41 on April 19, 2010, Geoff mawdsley said…
Buenos dias amigo, soy ingles pero mi esposa es Colombiana, somos casados 23 anos. Me interesan los telefonos y los telefonos - especialmente los del ferrocarril. (tambien hacer practicas el la lengua espanol). En Colombia no hay muchos trenes hoy dia, pero la linea que pasa por la ciudad de mi esposa, tiene trenes de touristas en la fin de semana. Soy colectionista de los telefonos . Por favor, digame sus interesas. Cordialmente Geoff Mawdsley (ps mi teclado ni tiene acentos in tildas!) mi correo electronico es urjoking_uk@hotmail.com
At 21:15 on April 13, 2010, Peter S Lewis said…
Hello Juan,

I know "poco" about railways in your part of the world!
Thank you for the Patagonian Express and the Line at the End of the World photos!

Peter
 
 
 

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