‘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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This is a link to my blog about the SMJ on the Amberley Books web site. I am an author for Amberley - hopefully you may find this potted history entertaining. Here is the direct link: …Continue

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Planning Application for Binton Station Site 3 Replies

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens yesterday.

Trespasser sign 4 Replies

Hello All.Brought myself a trespasser sign to restore. I have seen in it three colors....Black on white.White on black.White on red.Not sure which one is correct, which would be the authentic color please?I have been told white on black.Thanks.Alan.Continue

Started by alan wilson. Last reply by alan wilson Apr 27.

Updating the SMJ content on the Warwickshire Railways website

Hi everyone.I am in the process of updating the SMJ section of the website. Having learnt my lesson a few years ago when John Jennings took me to task for confusing the location of Clifford Sidings and Ettington Limeworks, I would appreciate any…Continue

Started by mike musson Apr 25.

6800 at Byfield

I will be moving from LNWR/GNR territory at Peterborough to Byfield in May, I have had a poor copy of the attached photo for…Continue

Started by John Douglas Apr 16.

New book with SMJ interest 3 Replies

Just published -T.E.WILLIAMS - THE LOST COLOUR COLLECTION VOLUME 1by Irwell Press - ISBN 978-1-9-911262-04-06  - £24.95All are colour pictures from Tom William's collection - these fortunately did not go into the "black hole" of York Museum as did…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Dick Bodily Apr 7.

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David Clipston is now a member of The SMJ Society
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Simon Stevens replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
"The Binton station site is now for sale through Peter Clarke estate agents in Stratford, no details on their website yet though. Great opportunity for a deep pocketed SMJ enthusiast!"
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Dick Bodily commented on Dick Bodily's page The SMJR in Books and Magazine Articles - A List
"Cheers Alwyn, have added it.  Dick"
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alwyn sparrow commented on Dick Bodily's page The SMJR in Books and Magazine Articles - A List
"A book with a few SMJR photo's "The Chilterns and Cotswolds" published 1977 by David & Charles. Alwyn."
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BR Standard Class 9F No 92213 at Broom West Signal Box

"British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No 92213 approaches Broom West Signal Box with a westbound freight service. The fireman would be standing on the other side of the cab ready to lean out to collect the staff before proceeding on to Evesham.…"
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Ex-WD 'Austerity' 2-8-0 No 90448 at Broom East Signal Box

"Ex-WD 'Austerity' 2-8-0 No 90448, on a Class H service, collects the staff from Broom East Signal Box on 28th February 1960. Built as WD 8627 by the Vulcan Foundry in March 1944, the locomotive was renumbered by the War Department again in…"
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