‘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 on Wednesday.
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
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
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.
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"