‘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' 

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EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 11 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 Mark Reader Jun 11.

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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Lucas Bridge Towcester Model Layout
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As some of you may know, myself and fellow modeller George Woodcock are building a representation of Towcester as if it remained open until the late 70's.Despite only finding one picture of Lucas…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Elphick Aug 3, 2013.

Drawings of Towcester Station
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As a resident of Towcester it has long been an ambition of mine to build a model railway layout of the area.A friend of mine George Woodcock and myself have constructed the boards, laid the track and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Elphick Jan 30, 2013.

 

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At 15:07 on January 9, 2013, John Evans said…

See my drawings I uploaded - hope they help. They were actually made at the station in 1966 so I think they are fairly accurate, although I was a teenager at the time. I know, I should have got a proper life.

John

At 22:16 on January 5, 2013, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello John,

Welcome to the SMJ site!

Peter

At 22:10 on January 5, 2013, Andy Thompson said…

I thought you were a member JOhn! Good to have you back anyway! Andy

 
 
 

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