‘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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Interesting Ebay item 1 Reply

Thanks to Gary for the heads up!https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254054775180AndyContinue

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Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Phil Street Jan 8.

Fenny Compton Goods shed 1 Reply

HelloSome time ago I posted a question concerning the goods shed at Fenny Compton as indicated in the book Track Layout diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 Stratford-Upon-Avon & Midland Jcn. Rly. by R.A. Cooke ;…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 8.

E&W JR first train 1 Reply

HelloDoes someone have a copy of the picture of the first train running on the East and West Junction Railway as stated in J Dunn’s book The Stratford & Midland Junction Railway on page 43Best regardsJackContinue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 7.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 14 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

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Started by John Jennings. Last reply by Barry Taylor Dec 21, 2018.

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Woodford Halse Model Railway Club's Woodford layout

Woodford Halse Model Railway Club's Woodford layout

I was able to see this outstanding layout in action at a Woodford History Society's Open Day. It's a faithful reproduction of Woodford south of the MPD including Woodford West and the SMJ. The next project in the process of being completed is an 'extension' to include Byfield SMJ.

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Comment by Dick Bodily on December 3, 2011 at 21:21

I was able to visit this layout again today (Dec 3rd) when it was opened in conjunction with a Christmas Fayre at the Social Club ( The Furze). The extension to 'Byfield' is coming on well. I've added a few more pictures to the album as a result.

Comment by Gary on December 2, 2011 at 17:35

Typical... I have a prior engagement. Oh well I am sure I will see it one day.

Popular weekend for stuff!!!

Comment by Dick Bodily on November 29, 2011 at 11:00

Short notice but I've heard that people visiting The Furze (ex Railwayman's Club) at Woodford for a Christmas Bring & Buy this Saturday Afternoon 3rd December will be allowed to view this layout. There's a possibility that photos and slides might be on shown too later in the afternoon.

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