‘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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Locomotive drawings

 Hello out there I’m looking for dimensional drawings of the EWJR / SMJ locomotives.I’ve already purchased those from the HMRS but there aren’t many and those from the Beyer Peacock collection at the museum but they are too complex for modeling…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville on Saturday.

What was left???? 1 Reply

In the summer of 1988 I was with my parents in Straford-upon-Avon. We were walking south along the east bank of the Avon when we came across an old railway bridge across the river. My father wanted to go up the embankment to explore, but my mother's…Continue

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Started by Kevin Doig. Last reply by Barry Taylor Aug 25.

Alterations at Fenny Compton 1956 onwards 2 Replies

I recently acquired a bundle of railway related papers, amongst which is a1955-6 BTC application to Parliament for various powers to construct works etc. Most are related to docks and waterways, but buried in the middle are a couple of references to…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Barry Taylor Aug 21.

Have a look at my Blogpost re this Saturday 3 Replies

Have a look at the blog regarding an 'exciting opportunity' on the SMJ this Saturday.RegardsDave HAywardContinue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Dave Hayward Aug 20.

Bridge at Fenny Compton 4 Replies

GentlemenWhile bridges appear to be a popular dicussion point how about the two attached images? They came to my collection with a heap of paperwork a few years ago. There is absolutely nothing on the back of them or in the paperwork to aid…Continue

Started by John Jennings. Last reply by NIGEL Jul 14.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 1 Reply

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Jun 28.

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 Hello out there I’m looking for dimensional drawings of the EWJR / SMJ locomotives.I’ve already purchased those from the HMRS but there aren’t many and those from the Beyer Peacock collection at the museum but they are too complex for modeling…See More
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"Hi Kevin The attached pic will give you a feel for what you would have seen. I took it in July 1989, and the print has suffered a bit over the intervening years, but it shows a view west from track level with the platforms still in place - and from…"
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"£169,995......and they don't mention that it's 100 years old or Ex - SMJ, but then is that a selling point ?"
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Barry Taylor replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'Alterations at Fenny Compton 1956 onwards'
"Richard Many thanks for this - I should have realised the answer myself, but for some reason in my haste I overlooked the fact that there were in essence two bridges, and not one, under the line !! I was therefore concentrating on the…"
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