‘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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smjr/ isle of wight central bridge notices

An Isle of Wight Central Railway bridge restriction notice sold recently at David Lay Auctions  in Cornwall. Identical, apart from company title, to the smjr ones.  Harry Wilmot was installed as Chairman of the I of W Central in 1911, having as…Continue

Started by ray w 7 hours ago.

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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150 th Anniversary Towcester-Blisworth Line

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:27 0 Comments

I would like to be included aswell.

Towcester 1930 to 50

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 14:30 1 Comment

 

Hi All

 

I have been building Towcester junction for the last 3 years in my loft I still have a lot to do.

at present I am looking for information on the push pull auto train, details of the Webb engin 2 4 2 T 5' 6"

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At 14:23 on February 27, 2014, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Mike,

Welcome!

What connections with the SMJ do you have?

Peter

 
 
 

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