‘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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ex-SMJ regular on Heritage Railways DVD

With this month's Heritage Railway there's a DVD of the two preserved Great Central Railways made around 2000. Among the locos shown several times in action on both lines is 48305 which of course was a regular between Byfield and Blisworth on the…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Mar 10.

SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth 14 Replies

Adrian's recent photo of the SMJ platforms at Blisworth has started me thinking about the precise nature of the station arrangements there. I know that in the 1950's (when I were a lad ! ) the station building on the roadside opposite the Blisworth…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Mar 7.

Kineton Station 2 Replies

The Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society's N gauge model of Kineton Station will be on display for the very first time at our annual exhibition at Leamington College on 4th & 5th March. Although no scenery has been added yet, the…Continue

Started by Mark Reader. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Mar 1.

A couple of interesting documents

A couple of interesting documentsIn my very small collection of SMJ documents I have these two which may be of interest to fellow members:1. E&WJR Schedule of Wagons Passing 1899…Continue

Started by John Cosford Feb 27.

SMJ Exhibition at Towcester Museum 4 Replies

I visited the Towcester museum on Sunday and just wanted to say how good I thought the exhibition was, the content was excellent and I particularly liked the model of Towcester Station.Well DoneContinue

Started by Mike Smith. Last reply by NIGEL Feb 17.

SMJR pictures on warwickshirerailways.com

I found this website the other day, I expect most of you are familiar with it, but I have put this link in in case like myself you were unaware of it. Some nice pictures of Stratford shed both in SMJ and LMS days plus Stratford Old Town and SMJ…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Feb 9.

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ex-SMJ regular on Heritage Railways DVD

With this month's Heritage Railway there's a DVD of the two preserved Great Central Railways made around 2000. Among the locos shown several times in action on both lines is 48305 which of course was a regular between Byfield and Blisworth on the…See More
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Simon Dunkley replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth'
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Dick Bodily replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth'
"Simon, Barry. There were several Dunkley families in Towcester in the '60s, there probably still are. In fact it was a frequently occurring surname in South Northants generally. One Mr Dunkley owned a cycle shop in Towcester back then, another…"
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1 SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

Posted by Barry Taylor on September 21, 2009

2 Kineton Station

Kineton Station

Posted by Mark Reader on February 22, 2017

3 ex-SMJ regular on Heritage Railways DVD

ex-SMJ regular on Heritage Railways DVD

Posted by Dick Bodily on March 10, 2017

4 A couple of interesting documents

A couple of interesting documents

Posted by John Cosford on February 27, 2017

 
 
 

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