‘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

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 know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop Oct 15.

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 is currently planning its 2022/23 programme of events and talks and would be keen to include a talk on the…Continue

Started by John Read Oct 8.

Broom Junction station site for sale 2 Replies

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Oct 4.

Salvaged track bolts 2 Replies

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 the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Russ Firth Oct 3.

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"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

"Thanks for all your hard work at Kew. It does look like there were two stations. One…"

Jim Goodman replied Jan 25, 2015 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

53 Feb 2, 2015
Reply by NIGEL

"Simon, Thanks for the info on the East and West 'garter' displayed on its coaches. Y…"

Jim Goodman replied Nov 16, 2014 to Helmdon

23 Nov 16, 2014
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"I don't think this is a real book but just info from a company that specializes in p…"

Jim Goodman replied Nov 9, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

53 Feb 2, 2015
Reply by NIGEL

"I've just tried the links to the national archives but it appears that none of the d…"

Jim Goodman replied Nov 6, 2014 to Helmdon

23 Nov 16, 2014
Reply by Simon Dunkley

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