‘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 photo on ebay - possibly! 4 Replies

Just seen this photo on ebay:-…Continue

Started by Jim Goodman. Last reply by NIGEL on Thursday.

Station Totems / running in boards 9 Replies

I look at the adverts for the railwayana auction houses and see various stations represented in totem form and I was wondering, how many of "our" line still have totems/running in boards in existence?Continue

Tags: station, board, in, running, totem

Started by Gary. Last reply by Rob Davidson Nov 4.

Dear SMJ site member 3 Replies

Dear SMJ site member,Firstly, a big "Thank You" from all those of you who have helped make the SMJ site what it is today... a considerable and growing resource on the history of this enigmatic line.The archives are brimming with photographs and…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Dave Hayward Sep 22.

My late Father's photographs 1 Reply

Dear All,I have just posted the last of my late Father's SMJ photos on the site. I have included a photo of an LNWR chair at Roade in the "Towcester to Olney, summer 1961" album.I have included 2 photos of No.1000 arriving at Blisworth and a photo…Continue

Started by Tim Roy. Last reply by Jim Goodman Sep 15.

Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era 10 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 Aug 25.

Location of SMJ Beware of Trains plate near Salcey Forest

Hi everybody,My late Father had an SMJ Beware of Trains plate on the wall in his garden. A couple of weeks ago my family donated it as a gift to Towcester Museum, as we wanted it to be kept in the area as a reminder of the railway for future…Continue

Started by Tim Roy Aug 21.

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NIGEL replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'SMJ photo on ebay - possibly!'
NIGEL replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'SMJ photo on ebay - possibly!'
"The group photo at Burton Dassett, with Bridge 66 over the single line track and siding, is interesting. Although not dated the bridge looks to have been rebuilt as the brickwork seems new."
Jim Goodman replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'SMJ photo on ebay - possibly!'
"Thanks Nigel, I didn't see the reverse photo. I knew it wasn't our railway though, I'll let them know. Jim."
NIGEL replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'SMJ photo on ebay - possibly!'
"If you look at the back of the postcard it states ' Kinnerley Junction  S & M Jn Rly. This is on the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway.........sorry to disappoint, but it does have a connection with the…"
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"The cement markers are to check for any movement of those cracks on the piers.  Mike"
Nov 24
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Cement subsidence markers on Bridge 3 near Gayton, dated 10/09/12. These are mainly on the right hand centre pier (looking towards Towcester). This 3-arch bridge carries the road from Gayton to Blisworth.
Nov 19
Peter S Lewis left a comment for john wilson
"Hello John, Welcome to the SMJ site! Do you have a connection with the SMJ...? Peter"
Nov 19

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