‘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 Oct 15.

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 13:27 on November 18, 2012, Andy Thompson said…

Francis

Good to see you are getting involved!

Andy

At 21:12 on November 17, 2012, Peter S Lewis said…

On the S.M.J. by Freight Train. - D. A. Beacock appears in April 1956 edition Railway magazine, not in stock in the location I looked....

http://www.payhost.net/railway/acatalog/Rail_Mag_April_1956.html

Peter

At 19:46 on November 17, 2012, Dick Bodily said…

Francis

 

I think Andy (TFC) has read the article you mentioned, I haven't read it myself but would like to. It was written by the head master of Towcester Grammar School at the time, Mr Beacock. Here a direct link to the Books and Articles page of this website if you ahven't found it via the Index page.

http://thesmjr.ning.com/page/the-smjr-in-books-and-magazine-articles-a-list

 

Dick

At 19:27 on November 17, 2012, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Francis,

That's an interesting reference...

I don't have a 1956 Railway magazine...so I can't really answer the question I'm afraid.

But others may be better placed to give an answer...!

But I'll try to do some research on the subject!

Peter

At 20:48 on November 10, 2012, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Francis,

A warm welcome to you!

Peter

 
 
 

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