‘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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2F WDs working to Bristol

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop Oct 15.

Talk to Welford Local History Society

I live in Welford on Avon which now incorporates the former Binton Station with its recent housing development.The local history society is currently planning its 2022/23 programme of events and talks and would be keen to include a talk on the…Continue

Started by John Read Oct 8.

Broom Junction station site for sale 2 Replies

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Oct 4.

Salvaged track bolts 2 Replies

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Russ Firth Oct 3.

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Stored coaches
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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 Ian Mathews Aug 16, 2020.

 

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Ian Mathews replied to Alan Brant's discussion 'Stored coaches'
"There are photos of LNWR twelve wheeled West Coast stock on the railway bridge over the Wootton Road near to Quinton Green. I’ve spoken to a number of people who remember the section of line between Quinton Green and Salcey Forest being used…"
Aug 16, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Alan Brant replied to Alan Brant's discussion 'Stored coaches'
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Apr 21, 2020
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.."
Apr 21, 2020
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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
Apr 21, 2020

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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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