‘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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Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum 1 Reply

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a linkNewport Pagnell OO gauge - MK…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily 1 hour ago.

Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 3 Replies

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeIContinue

Started by Ron Johnson. Last reply by Dick Bodily Jan 12.

DVD on the SMJ 3 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.

2F WDs working to Bristol 5 Replies

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop. Last reply by CLIVE BOARDMAN Dec 3, 2021.

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Station Totems / running in boards

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…

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Article in the Meccano Magazine (Aug 1956) describing the SMJR Railtour

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Charity Railway trips over unusual track

Colleagues, Apologies for a 'hefty' post that is not SMJ related but is for charity and surely of interest to any railway enthusiast! Some…

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Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a l…

Started by Dick Bodily

1 1 hour ago
Reply by Dick Bodily

Does this show the Scratter at Roade?

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeI

Started by Ron Johnson

3 Jan 12
Reply by Dick Bodily

DVD on the SMJ

Hi I’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.…

Started by Jack Freuville

3 Dec 18, 2021
Reply by Jack Freuville

2F WDs working to Bristol

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody…

Started by Bob Bishop

5 Dec 3, 2021
Reply by CLIVE BOARDMAN

Talk to Welford Local History Society

I live in Welford on Avon which now incorporates the former Binton Station with its recent housing development. The local history society i…

Started by John Read

0 Oct 8, 2021

Broom Junction station site for sale

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though! https://www.zoopla.co.uk/f

Started by Simon Stevens

2 Oct 4, 2021
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Salvaged track bolts

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under th…

Started by John Godwin

2 Oct 3, 2021
Reply by Russ Firth

Video: Stratford-upon-Avon to Towcester

I have added a video to the site's video page. https://youtu.be/DHCoijWc_t0

Started by Graham Ward

0 Jul 28, 2021

Binton Station

As I was in the vicinity this week I visited my old stamping ground of over sixty years ago, the former SMJ station at Binton. The former g…

Started by Paul Stratford

0 Apr 23, 2021

Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

Looking through Mac Hawkins book on the GCR then and now, he mentions that the GCR were thinking of running a line connecting Brackley to N…

Started by Gary

14 Apr 18, 2021
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