‘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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MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 10 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 Ian Merivale 17 hours ago.

SMJ rides again? Broom to Stratford Greenway Proposal

From Bidford on Avon Parish council comes news of the Avon and Arrow Greenway Project whose latest newsletter is here: August 2020 AAGP…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens on Monday.

Bidford-on-Avon station photos 2 Replies

Hello folks - I'm interested in sourcing any historical photos of Bidford-on-Avon station and wondering if anyone here could help point me in the right direction? (There are a few on…Continue

Started by Greg Wye. Last reply by Greg Wye Aug 30.

Stored coaches 4 Replies

This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines March 12th issue that there were over three hundred…Continue

Started by Alan Brant. Last reply by Ian Mathews Aug 16.

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Ian Merivale replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING'
"Great comments by Andy Thompson about Moreton Pinkney (with an "e") - for the record, the signalman was Louis Hawtin (not Les) who later worked at Banbury Lane signal box in Northampton. Mr and Mrs Pratt (Della and Les) were my Dad's…"
17 hours ago
Ian Merivale replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING'
"A chap called Guy Higgs used to live in the crossing keepers house in the late 50's early 60's!"
17 hours ago
Peter S Lewis left a comment for Ian Merivale
"Hello Ian, Thanks for that historical note!! If you have photos/documents relating to your Dad's work, you could always upload onto the site!! Kind regards, Peter"
Thursday
Ian Merivale left a comment for Peter S Lewis
"Hello Peter I'm Moreton Pinkney born and bred. Dad was a Driver at Wooford. I was a Secondman at Cambridge and Banbury. A long time ago. Ian"
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SMJ rides again? Broom to Stratford Greenway Proposal

From Bidford on Avon Parish council comes news of the Avon and Arrow Greenway Project whose latest newsletter is here: August 2020 AAGP…See More
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Greg Wye left a comment for mike musson
"Hi Mike, Are you the person to contact about the Warwickshire Railways website? I'm interested in photos of Bidford-on-Avon station, I've seen a few on there and wondered if there are more and who owns the rights?Best, Greg "
Aug 31

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