‘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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Wel - Hello David.It has been a VERY long time since I had the chance to read something yu write. What a great surprise - but then I recalled that you run a great big chunk of history at Stoke…Continue

Started Sep 21, 2009

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After I'd posted myt comment on 'Slow, Moulding and Jolting', I saw the other entries and realised that local people had got other names for the line. Whilst is seems clear that they do not have a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Dec 19, 2010.

Slow Miserable and Jolty
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Can I please correct the title someone used on the SMJ site and I reproduce abpve.The correct 'joky' title - and one with proper aliteration is:-Slow Moulding and Jolting.I hope you don't mind me…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Bodily Sep 1, 2009.

 

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At 14:17 on September 13, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Adrian,
You have had a busy day...one wonders how long "Truro" can be kept in steam.../

We're off on holiday now....(!!) and I won't have access to PC for about 11 days !! I'm getting withdrawal symptoms already...So I' ll speak to you later!!

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Kind regards,

Peter
At 7:57 on September 13, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Adrian,
Hope you enjoyed the dinner party! (We were at a family wedding yesterday..thankfully no washing up!!)
"City of Truro" is normally based at the GlosWarwicks..I've had a couple of opportunities to ride on the footplate..but only at gentle speeds!! 25mph!
At 15:27 on September 1, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Hi Adrian. It's nice to have you over here too! I look forward to hearing from you! Andy (TFC on Steam Tube)
 
 
 

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