‘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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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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Wel - Hello David.It has been a VERY long time since I had the chance to read something yu write. What a great surprise - but then I recalled that you run a great big chunk of history at Stoke…Continue

Started Sep 21, 2009

SMJ nicknames
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After I'd posted myt comment on 'Slow, Moulding and Jolting', I saw the other entries and realised that local people had got other names for the line. Whilst is seems clear that they do not have a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Dec 19, 2010.

Slow Miserable and Jolty
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Can I please correct the title someone used on the SMJ site and I reproduce abpve.The correct 'joky' title - and one with proper aliteration is:-Slow Moulding and Jolting.I hope you don't mind me…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Bodily Sep 1, 2009.

 

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At 14:17 on September 13, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Adrian,
You have had a busy day...one wonders how long "Truro" can be kept in steam.../

We're off on holiday now....(!!) and I won't have access to PC for about 11 days !! I'm getting withdrawal symptoms already...So I' ll speak to you later!!

Mobile..if you're into texting...07940 839852

Kind regards,

Peter
At 7:57 on September 13, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Adrian,
Hope you enjoyed the dinner party! (We were at a family wedding yesterday..thankfully no washing up!!)
"City of Truro" is normally based at the GlosWarwicks..I've had a couple of opportunities to ride on the footplate..but only at gentle speeds!! 25mph!
At 15:27 on September 1, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Hi Adrian. It's nice to have you over here too! I look forward to hearing from you! Andy (TFC on Steam Tube)
 
 
 

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