‘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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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 on Friday.

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.

Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition

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 May 29.

The very last train at Stratford Old Town Station [SMJ] 8 Replies

Hello everybody,Hopefully you can settle an argument for me.I was chatting to an acquaintance yesterday after looking at a photo of a pannier tank at SUA GWR Station  and l said it looks like the fifties and was definitely not later than 1967 as…Continue

Started by Rob Davidson. Last reply by Richard Maund May 26.

MOD Trains from Long Marston to Kineton 6 Replies

Further to my question yesterday about the last trains through Stratford SMJ Station, l informed my acquaintance about Richard's answer and got this in return.....I have spoken to a very elderly neighbour who worked at MOD Long Marston in the 60's…Continue

Started by Rob Davidson. Last reply by Rob Davidson May 26.

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Peter S Lewis replied to Jack Freuville's discussion 'Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway Jody Iosias'
"The synopsis of this book..a new one to me(!) on Abe Books website is rather telling.."Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online"..and a look at an Amazon…"
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Dick Bodily replied to Jack Freuville's discussion 'Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway Jody Iosias'
"Jack Usually these so called books that Barry mentioned are simply copied entries from Wikipedia or even lifted from articles on websites such as this one. Often they charge much more, even £100 plus hoping to catch out the unwary.  My…"
Friday
Barry Taylor replied to Jack Freuville's discussion 'Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway Jody Iosias'
"Hi Jack I think that this is just an internet produced re-hash of previously published material on the SMJ. If you have a look around (on Ebay in particular) there are others - I've seen "books" advertised on Ettington and Kineton…"
Jun 24
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Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway Jody Iosias

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…See More
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Simon Dunkley replied to Dick Bodily's discussion 'Mystery line that never was. Did the East & West seek to expand into Bucks?'
"For those interested, the book can be found by searching for the isbn 1898937435."
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"Found this little film on Kineton signal box. http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-kineton-signal-box-1965/"
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