‘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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EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 10 Replies

Hello All,I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can see it has the initials EWJR and return empty to Ettington, which all fits in with the real world.It was listed…Continue

Started by Jim Goodman. Last reply by Jim Goodman on Saturday.

The Roade Connection 2 Replies

There seem to be several big questions about the SMJ.Tiffield station: did it exist, for how long and where exactly was it?Why build stations at Salcey Forest and Stoke Bruerne, and why such substantial buildings?But the biggest one seems to be the…Continue

Started by peter fleming. Last reply by Richard Denny May 19.

Stored coaches 3 Replies

This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines March 12th issue that there were over three hundred…Continue

Started by Alan Brant. Last reply by Alan Brant Apr 30.

Way in

Hi thereI hope you are all in good health.A question about passenger access to stations such as Fenny Compton.Apparently, these station buildings had no entrance doors and access was only from the platform side.I imagine passengers would come up…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Mar 29.

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This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Brant Apr 30.

 

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Alan Brant replied to Alan Brant's discussion 'Stored coaches'
"Barry  Thanks for your response. A quick check counting kilometre square shows the distanvce to be approx 4km (2,5 miles). 300 60ft coaches is 18000 ft or 3.5 miles (approx). I guess therefore they were moved in and out (in batches.) My…"
Apr 30
Barry Taylor replied to Alan Brant's discussion 'Stored coaches'
"Hi Alan I was the author of the article which mentioned the stored coaches on the SMJ. It raised some queries and discussion afterwards - a) Were there really 300? - that info came from the 'Railway Observer' which was usually pretty…"
Apr 29
Alan Brant replied to Alan Brant's discussion 'Stored coaches'
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David John Fisher left a comment for Alan Brant
"Are you referring to storage at MOD Kineton if so I do have a bit of information.."
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Stored coaches

This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines March 12th issue that there were over three hundred disused coaches stored on the SMJ. Does anyone have any details/records of these coaches. A general interest question not a detailed datasearch )See More
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At 16:57 on April 21, 2020, David John Fisher said…

Are you referring to storage at MOD Kineton if so I do have a bit of information..

At 9:37 on January 21, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Alan,

I am sure that the material on the site will give you plenty to enjoy!

Peter

At 22:04 on January 20, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Alan!

Welcome to the SMJ site!

What brings you here?

What links?

Peter

 
 
 

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