‘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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2F WDs working to Bristol

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop on Friday.

Talk to Welford Local History Society

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

Started by John Read Oct 8.

Broom Junction station site for sale 2 Replies

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Oct 4.

Salvaged track bolts 2 Replies

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.

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At 20:59 on January 16, 2013, Andy Thompson said…

Cheers Si! You going make Stratford in May?

Andy

At 19:12 on January 29, 2012, Andy Thompson said…

Si

Well Im sorry about the pox! Good to have you back online. Very busy this end but always around.

Andy

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Warning This is the real Si Donal. The other profile image is that of an imposter and has been removed!

 

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At 9:22 on May 13, 2011, Andy Thompson said…

Si

I never cease to be amazed about just how much stuff turns up! Keep us posted about Dr Bob's book, in a small Dick and I helped him with it. Dick (having lived locally) got us access to the Hall site a few years ago and we had a good look 'round trying to answer some of the many questions

Andy

At 20:10 on August 10, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Nice photo Si, go on then!
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At 19:42 on July 31, 2009, Dick Bodily said…
Si
A plan of Blakesley station was in March 1968 Railway Modeller. contact me on valdick.bodily@btinternet.com for further details
Dick
At 15:09 on June 11, 2009, Dick Bodily said…
Si
Some parts of Andy's original website still exist and can probably be reached at
www.andythompson.net
or from a link on the Blakesley village website (About Blakesley page)
www.blakesley-village.co.uk
There's stuff I did about Woodford Halse among other things on there and from the Intro page of that site you can see Ron Fisher's colour piux of the SMJR. i think the Moreton page is the same as on the new site.

Dick
 
 
 

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