‘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"
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
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.
I put together an album of pictures of Byfield which is on this website but most of the pictures are of the Ironstone workings. Follow the link SMJ Albums then search for Byfiled and you should find it.
I'd very much like to see the Woodford layout. I've heard about it from Rex Partridge but I've never actually got round to going to see it. I've not seen Rex since the 1960's but sometimes ring him up, He's helped a lot with info for some of my articles on this website ( Locos seen on the SMJ, Railtours, etc.) I believe he and some other local enthusiasts also have occasional (monthly?) get togethers at the same venue.