‘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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"Hello all, Go to: http://steamtube.ning.com/video/smj-memories Peter"

Peter S Lewis replied Nov 1, 2010 to BBC recording of Ex SMJ staff

3 Nov 1, 2010
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Andy, An excellent idea.....location...? I think a telephone kisok would be too sma…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 15, 2010 to An SMJ Get-Together

26 Mar 9, 2010
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Rob, Here is a better shot of the "underpass".... Peter"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 8, 2010 to Can anyone help Rob? - "underpass" or tunnel

4 Jan 8, 2010
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Rob, As promised, here are a couple of photos I took today..... . This last sho…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 7, 2010 to Can anyone help Rob? - "underpass" or tunnel

4 Jan 8, 2010
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Hello Rob, I believe I can help you... The under pass still exists, although it is…"

Peter S Lewis replied Nov 26, 2009 to Can anyone help Rob? - "underpass" or tunnel

4 Jan 8, 2010
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Andy, The more unofficial the better!! Peter"

Peter S Lewis replied Nov 11, 2009 to A proposal!

12 Nov 12, 2009
Reply by Gary

"Re: Midland record.... Bob Essery is going to write something for the newsletter (D…"

Peter S Lewis replied Nov 3, 2009 to Midland Railway Society

4 Nov 6, 2009
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Hello Si! Yes, these work well!! Thank you. The MOSI site is a veritable treasure ch…"

Peter S Lewis replied Oct 31, 2009 to SMJ BEYER PEACOCK IMAGES - UNPUBLISHED?

4 Nov 2, 2009
Reply by Barry Taylor

"What an excellent (and clear) historical film! Well done, Si!"

Peter S Lewis replied Oct 26, 2009 to Silent Movie Image of the Karrier Ro-Railer

5 Oct 26, 2009
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Dick, It's good to read of these experiences of footplate crews..they add life to th…"

Peter S Lewis replied Oct 8, 2009 to Clive Boardman - Woodford fireman ( '56-'58) remembering trips along the SMJ

2 Oct 8, 2009
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