‘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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"Brackley Station site from the platform side, showing the grassy bank at bottom left…"

NIGEL replied Dec 19, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"Thanks Gary, a lot of work was put in on this, I should know.......I was there !!"

NIGEL replied Dec 16, 2016 to Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition

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"http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/262521214732-0-1/s-l1000.jpg" />&l... Bridge 6…"

NIGEL replied Dec 1, 2016 to SMJ photo on ebay - possibly!

6 Dec 5, 2016
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"The group photo at Burton Dassett, with Bridge 66 over the single line track and sid…"

NIGEL replied Dec 1, 2016 to SMJ photo on ebay - possibly!

6 Dec 5, 2016
Reply by Robin Cullup

"If you look at the back of the postcard it states ' Kinnerley Junction  S & M Jn…"

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

6 Dec 5, 2016
Reply by Robin Cullup

"A summary of P.O. goods wagons seen on SMJR metals with their probable builders is g…"

NIGEL replied Aug 25, 2016 to Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era

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NIGEL replied Aug 10, 2016 to Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era

10 Aug 25, 2016
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"My Grandfather's occupation was listed as "Linesman" in 1926, and I have been trying…"

NIGEL replied Jul 18, 2016 to SMJ Staff

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NIGEL replied Jul 15, 2016 to Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era

10 Aug 25, 2016
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"Update on the railway exhibition at Towcester museum. This is now due to open on the…"

NIGEL replied May 25, 2016 to Your museum needs you!

6 May 25, 2016
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