‘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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Have a look at my Blogpost re this Saturday 3 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 Dave Hayward Aug 20.

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.

Books 2 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 John Evans Sep 9.

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

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

Alterations at Fenny Compton 1956 onwards 2 Replies

I recently acquired a bundle of railway related papers, amongst which is a1955-6 BTC application to Parliament for various powers to construct works etc. Most are related to docks and waterways, but buried in the middle are a couple of references to…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Barry Taylor Aug 21.

Bridge at Fenny Compton 4 Replies

GentlemenWhile bridges appear to be a popular dicussion point how about the two attached images? They came to my collection with a heap of paperwork a few years ago. There is absolutely nothing on the back of them or in the paperwork to aid…Continue

Started by John Jennings. Last reply by NIGEL Jul 14.

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