‘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"


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SMJ Forum

North End and Warwick Road stations? 3 Replies

Some time ago we ahd an interesting and lively discussion on the mystery station at Tiffield, which added quite a lot to our collective knowledge.I've recently been looking closely at two of the other mystery stations- at North End (sometimes…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by NIGEL on Wednesday.

Books 6 Replies

Are there any comprehensive titles on the  SMJ??  I've got a thin book, but it doesn't even cover run down and closure.Continue

Started by Timothy Collier. Last reply by Dick Bodily Sep 28.

Will the Damsel ever Awaken??

Thank you Mr Jennings, will look out for that Mr Jordan book. The adage of the Society infers that 'one day the damsel may awaken' (probably needing 25 years kiss of life by a Prince Charming!!),  but I trust it will not be via DIY methods aking…Continue

Started by Timothy Collier Sep 25.

The S&MJR Great War Roll of Honour

I am pleased to report that following my previous posts on this site concerning the R o H the Railway Heritage Trust have had the best known condition original professionally scanned and cleaned up and have also faithfully copied the oak frame in…Continue

Started by John Jennings Sep 25.

Have a look at my Blogpost re this Saturday 5 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 Richard Heacock Sep 17.

Locomotive drawings 4 Replies

 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. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Sep 12.

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NIGEL replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'North End and Warwick Road stations?'
"Most interesting, Barry. I make reference to the book - Register of Closed Passenger Stations & Goods Depots in England, Scotland & Wales, by C.R. CLINKER. North End  EWJ   Jun 1873t  ( closed to passengers, last appearance…"
Wednesday
Simon Dunkley replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'North End and Warwick Road stations?'
"Difficult one. Even if an OS survey was undertaken about that time, it may not have got the railway features quite right - look at pre-1900 maps of Towcest, for example, which show facing access to the engine shed from the Banbury line, via a…"
Wednesday
alwyn sparrow replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'North End and Warwick Road stations?'
"Interestingly in the opening chapter of Eric Tonks book on the Edge Hill Light Railway he describes how the extracted ore  from  the Burton Dasset Quarry was conveyed to Burton Dasset Goods Station."
Wednesday
Barry Taylor posted a discussion

North End and Warwick Road stations?

Some time ago we ahd an interesting and lively discussion on the mystery station at Tiffield, which added quite a lot to our collective knowledge.I've recently been looking closely at two of the other mystery stations- at North End (sometimes…See More
Monday
ray hughes commented on Si Donal's photo
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smj carriage print

"I am lucky to own a framed picture of this image which was originally fixed in one of the smj carriages"
Oct 18
John Isherwood posted a status
"Dear Andy, . Now , however I have decided that my interest does not match the seriousness you accord the SMJ John Isherwood"
Oct 14
Peter S Lewis left a comment for Linton John Guise
"Hello Linton... Thank s for the info!! And I hope your search for more in the photograph collection comes up trumps! Peter"
Oct 11
Linton John Guise left a comment for Peter S Lewis
"Peter, thank you for your welcome. My grandfather is the driver in the Photo on page 20 of Arthur Jordan's book. I have seen other photos of him around the Stratford Sheds and will try to locate them. Sadly I was too young to remember him. Any…"
Oct 11
 
 
 

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