‘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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"Harry Furniss also illustrated the Roll of Honour for the London & North Western…"

NIGEL replied Nov 6, 2017 to The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour

14 Dec 21, 2018
Reply by Barry Taylor

"My copy arrived this morning. Had a quick read of the first few pages, very informat…"

NIGEL replied Aug 21, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"Hello Dave, as far as mileages and mileposts go, the only certainty is that Bliswort…"

NIGEL replied Jun 12, 2017 to Train Simulator SMJ

7 Aug 8, 2017
Reply by Bob hawes

"The model of Towcester Station will be moved out at the END OF FEBRUARY. The rest of…"

NIGEL replied Feb 17, 2017 to SMJ Exhibition at Towcester Museum

4 Feb 17, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"A most interesting map which I think may be earlier than stated. The stations were b…"

NIGEL replied Jan 29, 2017 to SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

14 Mar 7, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Interesting to note that in 1891 Station Road, (ex Ford Lane), was maintained by the…"

NIGEL replied Jan 21, 2017 to SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

14 Mar 7, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"C. E. BEVAN & CO., WAGON REPAIRING YARD at Blisworth Station near the bend in th…"

NIGEL replied Jan 19, 2017 to SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

14 Mar 7, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"The Metropolitan Railway, extension to Moreton Pinkney. Charles Liddell, engineer. D…"

NIGEL replied Jan 14, 2017 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

10 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"Also there is the deposited plan no.128 Towcester & Hitchin Railway, James B. Bu…"

NIGEL replied Jan 14, 2017 to Mystery line that never was. Did the East & West seek to expand into Bucks?

6 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"Brackley Central Station (built 1897 by the Rugby firm J. PARNELL & SON) was uni…"

NIGEL replied Jan 10, 2017 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

10 Jan 14, 2017
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