‘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"
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 yesterday.
Folks,Please accept my apologies if I'm stepping out of line with this, but just recently we have formed the Helmdon and District Heritage Railway Society with the intention of turning Helmdon GCR station into a working museum. Given that the SMJ…Continue
Started by Paul Denison. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Nov 16.
To all members /supporters,Last year we had an excellent get together at Stratford on Avon, why not then a recall meeting at possibly the same venue next year?A wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas, thoughts, experiences & show off our models…Continue
Started by Ian Scott. Last reply by Martin Broughton Oct 30.
"Thanks for that: I was completely unaware of that envelope.
BR had a collection of such items, I believe more than one copy of each was made. I saw one incomplete set on the walls of a corrido in a hotel. EWJR was conspicuous by its absence,…"
Thanks for the info on the East and West 'garter' displayed on its coaches. You can see an example of this
on page 150 of the Riley and Simpson book. I always wondered what that blob was in the middle of the 'garter', and…"
"Over 11 years ago I came across a book with details of old liveries, devices, etc. The SMJR managed less than a page, including a very brief history of 3 sentences! I passed the book on to a friend who runs a decal manufacturing business not unknown…"
"Seal die for the Birmingham, North Warwickshire & Stratford upon Avon Railway Company showing that the emblem for Stratford was indeed a shield with 3 'tiger' faces and inverted 'V'. C 1894. Interestingly Sir Edward Watkin,…"