‘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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Model Railway Layouts featuring SMJR System 3 Replies

Although I'm not into modelling myself, I was thinking it might be a good idea if I put a page together listing existing and ongoing SMJR layouts as a reference source, a bit like I've done with books & magazine articles. I would include name of…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Mark Reader on Tuesday.

North End and Warwick Road stations? 53 Replies

Some time ago we ahd an interesting and lively discussion on the mystery station at Tiffield, which added quite a lot to our collective knowledge.I've recently been looking closely at two of the other mystery stations- at North End (sometimes…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by NIGEL Feb 2.

Woodford 50th Anniversary

To mark the closure of Woodford 50 years ago the Great Central Railway are planning some sort of mini-gala on the weekend of 14th and 15th June. I don't know exactly what they are planning but they've contacted some Woodford people looking for…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Jan 24.

Another magazine article on the SMJ 2 Replies

Attached is an article on The LMSR Banbury Branches - as you will…Continue

Started by Robin Cullup. Last reply by Barry Dunwoody Jan 21.


Can anyone identify how the junction between the SMJ and EHLR was arranged.  I have looked at the published photos but they don't show the whole arrangement. I  suspect that this short lived connection was not mapped but I thought I'd ask anyway. …Continue

Started by Si Donal. Last reply by NIGEL Dec 4, 2014.

Phishing - apparently via SMJ membership list 1 Reply

The SMJ Society <mail@thesmjr.ning.com> To: Roger Whiffin <roger48_gb@yahoo.co.uk> Sent: Sunday, 30 November 2014, 14:07 Subject: Mark Kwadwo added a comment to your profile on The SMJ SocietyTo reply to the comment, visit:…Continue

Started by Roger Whiffin. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Dec 1, 2014.

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Gary commented on Dick Bodily's page S&MJR Model Railway Layouts
"I saw the beginnings of an "N" layout of Stratford a few years back in Stratford. Not sure if it progressed much further than when I saw it as it was an older gentleman building it in the "museum" in the town."
Mark Reader replied to Dick Bodily's discussion 'Model Railway Layouts featuring SMJR System'
"The Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society plan to create an N gauge model of Kineton Station, post 1920s. Lots of research is current taking place and the team are currently at the advanced planning stage. I am also looking at the…"
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Dick Bodily commented on Dick Bodily's page S&MJR Model Railway Layouts
"Updated already as a result of new info supplied by Robin Cullup and a look through all of my old SMJ related magazine cuttings. Please add further info about any SMJR layout."
Dick Bodily left a comment for David Guest
"David I've recently updated and added to the Blakesley page, so if you haven't already had a look at it, here's a link http://thesmjr.ning.com/page/blakesley-1 Incidentally I lived there during the 50's and 60's so I…"
David Guest left a comment for Peter S Lewis
"As a lad I used to stay with relatives in Blakesley"
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