‘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

Books 6 Replies

Are there any comprehensive titles on the  SMJ??  I've got a thin book, but it doesn't even cover run down and closure.Continue

Started by Timothy Collier. Last reply by Dick Bodily on Sunday.

Will the Damsel ever Awaken??

Thank you Mr Jennings, will look out for that Mr Jordan book. The adage of the Society infers that 'one day the damsel may awaken' (probably needing 25 years kiss of life by a Prince Charming!!),  but I trust it will not be via DIY methods aking…Continue

Started by Timothy Collier Sep 25.

The S&MJR Great War Roll of Honour

I am pleased to report that following my previous posts on this site concerning the R o H the Railway Heritage Trust have had the best known condition original professionally scanned and cleaned up and have also faithfully copied the oak frame in…Continue

Started by John Jennings Sep 25.

Have a look at my Blogpost re this Saturday 5 Replies

Have a look at the blog regarding an 'exciting opportunity' on the SMJ this Saturday.RegardsDave HAywardContinue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Richard Heacock Sep 17.

Locomotive drawings 4 Replies

 Hello out there I’m looking for dimensional drawings of the EWJR / SMJ locomotives.I’ve already purchased those from the HMRS but there aren’t many and those from the Beyer Peacock collection at the museum but they are too complex for modeling…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Sep 12.

What was left???? 1 Reply

In the summer of 1988 I was with my parents in Straford-upon-Avon. We were walking south along the east bank of the Avon when we came across an old railway bridge across the river. My father wanted to go up the embankment to explore, but my mother's…Continue

Tags: Stratford-upon-Avon

Started by Kevin Doig. Last reply by Barry Taylor Aug 25.

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Dick Bodily replied to Timothy Collier's discussion 'Books'
"That's great news Barry."
Sunday
Barry Taylor replied to Timothy Collier's discussion 'Books'
"Hi all I don't want to raise expectations too much, but for a while I have been assembling information from Kew and other sources towards a full history. I also have a publisher interested, based on some journal articles I have already done for…"
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Jim Goodman left a comment for keith whitworth
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Jim Goodman left a comment for keith whitworth
"It rang a bell with me - it's on the nickname list http://thesmjr.ning.com/page/an-alphabetical-list-of-smj refers to the Towcester to Ravenstone Wood Junction, which fits in nicely with Roade."
Saturday
Peter S Lewis left a comment for keith whitworth
"Well, a new name for me to remember!!"
Saturday
keith whitworth left a comment for Peter S Lewis
"A lot ofpeople who lived in Roade always knew it as the Scratter."
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Peter S Lewis left a comment for keith whitworth
"Hello Keith.. "The Scratter"!!..!never heard the SMJ referred to in that way before!!! Peter"
Saturday
keith whitworth left a comment for Peter S Lewis
"THANK YOU, PETER, GLAD TO BE ABOARD. SPENT MANY A HAPPY SATURDAY AT ROADE AND BLISWORTH, MY BROTHER IN LAW RAN A FARM, WHICH AJOINED THE SCRATTER AT ROADE."
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