‘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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SMJ Forum

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 14 Replies

Hi allI'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by John Evans yesterday.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 9 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

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Started by John Jennings. Last reply by NIGEL Nov 6.

Fenny Comptn

HelloI purchased the book « Track Layout Diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 » « Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Jcn Rly » by R.A.Cooke ISBN 10 :1 871674 20 4N page 29/9 on the 1903 track plan it shows a goods shed at…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Oct 16.

Albert Fennell (GCR driver and former Woodford fireman) retires

On Sunday 8th October ex- Woodford fireman Albert Fennell who fired several times…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Oct 10.

standard station design? 2 Replies

I have just noticed that Byfield and Blakesly station buildings look identical and also Morton Pinkney looks similar. Was it a standard design? Also can any one tell me where i might be able to find a photo of the non platform side i.e. entrance.…Continue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Clive Oct 9.

Fenny Compton

HiI’ve just purchased the book « Track layout diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29” by R.A.Cooke and notice that on page 29/9 concerning Fenny Compton, he mentions a goods shed at the end of the exchange sidings as…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Sep 6.

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No 18   At Stratford-upon -Avon.

This picture postcard is attributed to F.Moore's Railway Photographs Date unknown.

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Comment by Dick Bodily on September 19, 2010 at 18:20
Alwyn
I've put this excellent picture in a new continuation album of everyone's pictures taken during working days (The SML Remembered (Continued). I don't think it is No 13 though, I think this is 18. 13 was the 2-4-0 'express engine' which was quickly replaced by Northampton's 'Jumbo' LNWR 2-4-0s in LMS days, this engine lasted longer until 1927. Interesting that it is attributed to F Moore's Railway Photographs as this firm was usually called 'The Locomotive Publishing Company'. 'F Moore' was a nom-de-plume applied to oil painted over photographs copies of which that the said company usually then published as a postcard series. 'F Moore' as a person didn't actually exist. The colourist was a man named Rudd. More can be found out by following this link http://www.steamindex.com/locomag/moore.htm.
Dick

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