‘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 Staff 2 Replies

Hello all, Been doing some research lately and came across a wedding certificate that lists my Grandfathers occupation as a "Platelayer" now im attempting to find out who for, any ideas if a list of employees of the SMJ is available ?  Also its…Continue

Started by les gee. Last reply by Dick Bodily Jul 19.

Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era 7 Replies

I've acquired Simon Dunkley's S scale E&W / SMJ items and aim to build a small layout to use them on.More on this on this - another time.I'm interested to know if there is a list of PO Wagons (Pre Group era) that called the SMJ home?  IE Wagons…Continue

Started by Kelvin White. Last reply by NIGEL Jul 15.

Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition 4 Replies

I was visiting Towcester Museum this week dropping off some artefacts for their SMJ exhibition this summer. This is an excellent museum, but they need more SMJ items to make a proper exhibition. I have loaned them a weight restriction sign, 'Beware…Continue

Started by John Evans. Last reply by John Norton Jul 13.

Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway Jody Iosias 3 Replies

HiI just found on Amazon Japan the book Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway by Jody Iosias. Apparently it’s worth around £ 30I’ve never heard of this book nor of the writer before.Is there anybody out there who could advise me on this…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Jun 24.

Mystery line that never was. Did the East & West seek to expand into Bucks? 5 Replies

In MK Museum there is a map of the Wolverton Estate made in about 1850. On it is seen a railway line running from just south of Stony Stratford roughly in a ESE direction towards and over the West Coast main line. This line which clearly was never…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jun 12.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 2 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 May 31.

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Dick Bodily replied to les gee's discussion 'SMJ Staff'
"Lee and Nigel, I think there is a distinction between linesman and platelayer. I believe a linesman walked the line between two stations each day knocking in loose keys and reporting faults whereas a platelayer was more of a PW  man who might…"
Jul 19
NIGEL replied to les gee's discussion 'SMJ Staff'
"My Grandfather's occupation was listed as "Linesman" in 1926, and I have been trying to find out when he joined the railway, but with no luck yet."
Jul 18
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SMJ Staff

Hello all, Been doing some research lately and came across a wedding certificate that lists my Grandfathers occupation as a "Platelayer" now im attempting to find out who for, any ideas if a list of employees of the SMJ is available ?  Also its…See More
Jul 17
NIGEL replied to Kelvin White's discussion 'Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era'
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Jul 15
John Norton replied to John Evans's discussion 'Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition'
"Hi Paul, the museum has contacted me and stated that things had "slid". They are now looking at mid August until the end of the year for the SMJ exhibits to be in place. And yes Paul the layout appeared in Rail Express and BRM Magazines."
Jul 13
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SMJ railwaymen who died during WW1.

A list of the men who died during the Great War, who served on the SMJR, together with their occupation and rank.
Jul 11
Paul Parsons replied to John Evans's discussion 'Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition'
"Thanks John. I shall keep watching this space. If it's the one I'm thinking of then I saw your layout in one of the modelling mags some while back and thought it was a great concept. If only..."
Jul 11
John Norton replied to John Evans's discussion 'Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition'
"They also wanted my exhibition layout of Towcester which I agreed to loan. I've heard nothing more despite the fact they wanted it in early June. ( the layout is a "what if" scenario as it's based in the 1970's as if the…"
Jul 11

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SMJ Staff

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Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era

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Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition

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SMJ railwaymen who died during WW1.

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