‘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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LMS BOXBOARD ----- SMJ LINE

Currently a boxboard from the line on offer on e bay. Ends  26th August.    Also a siver ewj  free pass was sold at auction recently for  £ 850 .  Pretty rare, nice it has survived .   Plus 2 cast iron smj bridge diamonds also sold  at auction quite…Continue

Started by ray w Aug 23.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive Aug 13.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive Aug 13.

The Campion Family: SMJ employees 5 Replies

I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if there are any registers, documents or other employee information that exists where I might be able to find out more about the following members of my family:1. Henry Campion   1830-1910  Lived in…Continue

Started by David Campion. Last reply by David Campion Jul 25.

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A fabulous day at Stoke Bruerne, despite no model layouts being on show unlike the year previous, but the discussion between some of the SMJ members who attended was as is with the forum web page, facininating as always.

I was taken in by the SMJ (or earlier edition) rule book pertaining to "no loco's to be run bunker first..." which seems to indicate that the quality of the SMJ trackbed was not too clever at the best of times, relating this to my 'O' gauge loco of a Beyer Peacock 2-4-0, one has to watch the point work & track radii when running this model, the full size versions may not have ridden too well either.

The distance between centres between the pony wheels & 'First' driver seems to be the culprit, my model is heavily weighed down (& balanced) but how well the actual loco's performed on SMJ's track is another but arguable guess to the factors with this loco type being a choice for sale to the WD in WW1?

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Good to see you again Ian. Ideas for something different for necdt time maybe?

Andy



Andy Thompson said:

Good to see you again Ian. Ideas for something different for necdt time maybe?

Andy

I am thinking about this, I'll give you my thoughts soon.

Ian Scott said:


Andy Thompson said:

Good to see you again Ian. Ideas for something different for necdt time maybe?

Andy

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