‘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"
Some SMJ news folks:The SMJ Bridge 170 on the Olney Branch, which crosses Quinton road near Salcey Forest, is currently in the process of being demolished. The actual bridge itself was lifted in the late 60's, but the abutments on both sides and…Continue
Started by Richard Woods. Last reply by Stephen Dawson 3 hours ago.
Attached is the current newsletter from the Bedford branch of the LCGB.It has a short article on Ravenstone Junction, including some actual traffic details from the war when I suppose traffic was rather heavier.Continue
We have many unanswered and unanswerable questions regarding the Station site at Tiffield, but actually definitively pinpointing a location could be something for us to get our teeth into. A handful of photo's of the station site that we have on the…Continue
Started by Richard Woods. Last reply by Richard Woods Mar 2.
I'm wondering if anyone can help me out identifying the colours of the water tower at Towcester Station. I found a photo on the Web a couple of weeks back but now I've come to share it with my father I can't locate it anywhere. If any one has any…Continue
Started by gillian tooth. Last reply by gillian tooth Feb 17.
Attached is the current newsletter from the Bedford branch of the LCGB.It has a short article on Ravenstone Junction, including some actual traffic details from the war when I suppose traffic was rather heavier.See More
Great to see that the story of Tiffield Halt has developed! Barry was mentioned at the very start of the thread that the bridge register document may have been incorrect, and it certainly seems to be incorrect given that there are…"
"Remarkable - he did mention a hut, but not what it was made of. If it was made of wood this would explain why there is no apparent trace left of it. Having walked this section late last year I certainly do not recall seeing any huts. The date of…"
"This is fascinating info Nigel. Seems to confirm that the Tiffield station site was in fact by the wooden steps and not further towards Towcester as suggested by the Bridges Register position.
Which makes me wonder - is that position of 2 miles 56…"