‘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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MOD Trains from Long Marston to Kineton 3 Replies

Further to my question yesterday about the last trains through Stratford SMJ Station, l informed my acquaintance about Richard's answer and got this in return.....I have spoken to a very elderly neighbour who worked at MOD Long Marston in the 60's…Continue

Started by Rob Davidson. Last reply by Rob Davidson May 4.

The very last train at Stratford Old Town Station [SMJ] 3 Replies

Hello everybody,Hopefully you can settle an argument for me.I was chatting to an acquaintance yesterday after looking at a photo of a pannier tank at SUA GWR Station  and l said it looks like the fifties and was definitely not later than 1967 as…Continue

Started by Rob Davidson. Last reply by Rob Davidson May 4.

Towcester Station : Northampton Mercury (30th December 1865)

The following article appears over on Flickr...Sunday 1st May 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of Towcester Station on the Northampton to Banbury…Continue

Tags: Towcester

Started by Graham Ward May 3.

LAST RITES - book from John Evans 2 Replies

Just searched the forum for any mention of this new book but can't find anything, so: Received today, a delightful book describing the author's exploits at the very end of the steam era.LAST RITES FROM THE TRACK TO THE SCRAPYARD,  by JOHN EVANS,…Continue

Tags: review, Book

Started by Tony Goff. Last reply by John Evans Apr 15.

Station Totems / running in boards 7 Replies

I look at the adverts for the railwayana auction houses and see various stations represented in totem form and I was wondering, how many of "our" line still have totems/running in boards in existence?Continue

Tags: station, board, in, running, totem

Started by Gary. Last reply by Dick Bodily Apr 12.

Northampton article in Steam Days

Not SMJR but anyone interested in the SMJR would probably be interested in the in depth article on Northampton in April Steam Days.Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Mar 21.

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