‘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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Kineton Station 1 Reply

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 Andy Thompson on Saturday.

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.

SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth 9 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 Barry Taylor Jan 30.

Woodford Article

This is not strictly SMJ related but Rex Partridge informs me that there is an article about Woodford by an ex-footplateman, Ralph Radford, in this month's Steam World.  I haven't seen it yet. Apparently there is more of Ralph's article to follow in…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Jan 22.

Would the GCR have gone via Towcester? 10 Replies

Looking through Mac Hawkins book on the GCR then and now, he mentions that the GCR were thinking of running a line connecting Brackley to Northampton and had provisionally made a mound ready for a platform to be later constructed but they dropped…Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by NIGEL Jan 14.

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Mark Reader posted a discussion

Kineton Station

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…See More
Wednesday
NIGEL replied to Mike Smith's discussion 'SMJ Exhibition at Towcester Museum'
"The model of Towcester Station will be moved out at the END OF FEBRUARY. The rest of the Old Railway Exhibition will be there until the end of June, (so you still have time to visit Andy !!)"
Feb 17
Tim Roy left a comment for Robin Cullup
"Dear Robin, I would be delighted if some of my Father’s images of No.1000 at Blisworth were included in the Midland Railway Society Newsletter. My aplogies for the delay in replying. With regards, Tim Roy"
Feb 16
Simon Dunkley commented on NIGEL's photo
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LNWR working the N&BJR into SMJ days.

"Nice photo, but this doesn't add anything new: Dunn's Oakwood Press booklet is clear on this arrangement: I can only guess, but this might have been the primary source for the information (and technically speaking is a secondary source,…"
Feb 15
NIGEL left a comment for Frank Cheevers
"There was also The Micheline, which ran in 1931/2 on the Bletchley to Oxford line."
Feb 12
NIGEL posted a photo

LNWR working the N&BJR into SMJ days.

An extract from "Railways of Northamptonshire 1800-1960" by Clinker shows that the N & BJR was worked by the LNWR for nearly 34 years, into SMJ days.
Feb 11
Dick Bodily posted a discussion

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…See More
Feb 9
John Norton commented on NIGEL's photo
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TOWCESTER STATION MODEL.

"It was at Mk exhibition last year."
Jan 30

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1 SMJ Exhibition at Towcester Museum

SMJ Exhibition at Towcester Museum

Posted by Mike Smith on January 17, 2017

2 Kineton Station at the National N Gauge Show

Kineton Station at the National N Gauge Show

Posted by Mark Reader on September 5, 2015

3 LNWR working the N&BJR into SMJ days.

LNWR working the N&BJR into SMJ days.

Added by NIGEL on February 11, 2017

4 Kineton Station

Kineton Station

Posted by Mark Reader on February 22, 2017

5 TOWCESTER STATION MODEL.

TOWCESTER STATION MODEL.

Added by NIGEL on January 27, 2017

 
 
 

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