‘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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Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum 1 Reply

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a linkNewport Pagnell OO gauge - MK…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily 9 minutes ago.

Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 3 Replies

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeIContinue

Started by Ron Johnson. Last reply by Dick Bodily Jan 12.

DVD on the SMJ 3 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.

2F WDs working to Bristol 5 Replies

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. Last reply by CLIVE BOARDMAN Dec 3, 2021.

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At 7:51 on January 14, 2022, Dick Bodily said…

David and Jon

There is a OO gauge layout of the stations of the Newport Branch at the Milton Keynes Museum in the Transport Hall. Obviously the line between the four stations ( Wolverton, New Bradwell, Great Linford and Newport itself) is very compressed but the stations are detailed. I will try to get some photos of it. I often cycle the route from near Wolverton to Newport.  the only real evidence that it was ever a railway is the platform of Great Linford station which has been preserved. The site of  Newport station has been completely built over with a new road layout in the area too.

At 10:34 on January 13, 2022, David Littlewood-Tysoe said…

Jon, I’m obviously having a bad day - my autocorrect keeps changing P-a-g-n-e-l-l to ‘Parnell’, and I meant Bill Simpson, not Bill West (both local authors but I do know the difference between their works, honest!). Sorry about that.

At 10:10 on January 13, 2022, David Littlewood-Tysoe said…

Jon, greetings from foggy Aquitaine, hope you don’t mind this approach but I’ve just spotted your comment to Peter mentioning your interest in the Newport Parnell railway. As a Nupput lad I also have an interest in the line and have a long-standing project to model the station. If you have any material not included in Bill West’s book or other published sources I would be very interested to learn of it. Apart from my page here I can be contacted at David.littlewoodtysoe[at]orange.fr (just replace the [at] with the usual symbol). Best wishes, DALT.

At 23:26 on September 28, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…
Jon,

We shall look forward to your pictures!!

Peter
At 10:39 on September 28, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Jon,

Welcome to the SMJ site!

What brings you here?

Peter

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