‘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

North End and Warwick Road stations? 14 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 6 hours ago.

Get Together 8 Replies

To all members /supporters,Last year we had an excellent get together at Stratford on Avon, why not then a recall meeting at possibly the same venue next year?A wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas, thoughts, experiences & show off our models…Continue

Started by Ian Scott. Last reply by Martin Broughton 20 hours ago.

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 Sep 28.

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.

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NIGEL replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'North End and Warwick Road stations?'
"Another reference by R. Butt in The Directory of Railway Stations states that North End station was opened 1st June 1871, closed June 1873. Then re-opened April 1874 until final closure 1st August 1877, this was because passenger services were…"
6 hours ago
Martin Broughton replied to Ian Scott's discussion 'Get Together'
"Good day out. Thoroughly enjoyed it last time. Would come to another. Suggest  late spring / summer as the days are longer and likely to be dryer under foot should we walk some of the trackbed."
20 hours ago
NIGEL replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'North End and Warwick Road stations?'
"A reference by R. Butt in The Directory of Railway Stations concerning Warwick Road / Burton Dassett. 1st June 1871 opens as Warwick Road,  June 1873 closed. 1st December 1909 re-opened as Burton Dassett Platform, c.1912 closed. c.1933…"
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Barry Taylor replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'North End and Warwick Road stations?'
"Hi all Agreed- the Warwick Road location is ambiguous. I've seen it referred to on both sides of the bridge at various times On the 1886 map the markings by the line at North End could well be either a platform or a siding, but…"
Tuesday
ray hughes replied to Ian Scott's discussion 'Get Together'
"Yes would look forward to another get together at Stratford on Avon the sooner the better, really enjoyed the last one Ray Hughes."
Tuesday
NIGEL replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'North End and Warwick Road stations?'
"There would seem to be a conflict of facts relating to Warwick Road station. 1/  The station was situated on the western side of the Warwick to Banbury road (Bridge 66). Warwickshirerailways.com. (By implication from /2.) 2/ The Bridge…"
Monday
alwyn sparrow replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'North End and Warwick Road stations?'
Monday
brian england replied to Ian Scott's discussion 'Get Together'
"Yes, a  very good idea to get together as i just missed last year before i joined. I certainly will bring plenty of photographs of the S.M.J. arouind Stratford in the 1950 's. including the last passenger train.  Brian England."
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