‘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 Forum

Walking the SMJ 4 Replies

Careful scrutiny of the 1:25000 maps on Streetmap suggests that very little of the SMJ trackbed is a public right-of-way. There are short sections near Roade and Kineton and one or two places where there is an adjacent footpath. Can anyone advise of…Continue

Started by Michael Roake. Last reply by Simon Stevens May 27.

Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T- As near as you can get to a E&WJR 2-4-0T nowadays!

This is Isle of Man Railway Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T 'Mannin' which is about to be restored to running order so that it can deal…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily May 19.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 12 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 Rob Davidson Apr 27.

The Shakespeare Route DVD---Hillside Publishing 2006

Copy available on e bay as, I write this,  if anyone is interested.  Probably now out of production so an elusive DVD to obtain.Continue

Started by ray w Apr 1.

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"It's on the market. For local buyers only who meet the local connection criteria. Th…"

Jim Goodman replied Apr 27 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

12 Apr 27
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Picked up my copy from Telford 0-gauge Show yesterday and very impressed with it too…"

Jim Goodman replied Sep 3, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"I take your point about the different elevations, about 60ft if my memory is correct…"

Jim Goodman replied Dec 22, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

10 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"Pure speculation on my part but, as the platform in question is on the down side, I…"

Jim Goodman replied Dec 20, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

10 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"Thanks Nigel, I didn't see the reverse photo. I knew it wasn't our railway though, I…"

Jim Goodman replied Nov 30, 2016 to SMJ photo on ebay - possibly!

6 Dec 5, 2016
Reply by Robin Cullup

"Many thanks for posting these and the previous pictures. Some interesting angles of…"

Jim Goodman replied Sep 15, 2016 to My late Father's photographs

1 Sep 15, 2016
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Hi Mark, I live near Kettering, it's a bit of a trek for you. I'm quite happy to pos…"

Jim Goodman replied Apr 20, 2015 to Old Cine Film of the SMJ.

9 Apr 20, 2015
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Hi Nick/ Robin, It's not the DVD issued in 2006 but it is by Hillside Publishing. Th…"

Jim Goodman replied Mar 29, 2015 to Old Cine Film of the SMJ.

9 Apr 20, 2015
Reply by Jim Goodman

"I think Simon's right, it's difficult to measure a few yards even on a 1:25000 map b…"

Jim Goodman replied Mar 15, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
Reply by Barry Taylor

"I'd be interested to know how many there are. One of the best I've seen is Towcester…"

Jim Goodman replied Feb 25, 2015 to Model Railway Layouts featuring SMJR System

4 Mar 9, 2015
Reply by Jack Freuville

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