‘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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NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 13 Replies

Hi allI'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Barry Taylor on Saturday.

standard station design? 1 Reply

I have just noticed that Byfield and Blakesly station buildings look identical and also Morton Pinkney looks similar. Was it a standard design? Also can any one tell me where i might be able to find a photo of the non platform side i.e. entrance.…Continue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Sep 20.

Fenny Compton

HiI’ve just purchased the book « Track layout diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29” by R.A.Cooke and notice that on page 29/9 concerning Fenny Compton, he mentions a goods shed at the end of the exchange sidings as…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Sep 6.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 7 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 John Douglas Aug 25.

Train Simulator SMJ 7 Replies

For those interested in the Train Simulator 2014 side of life... I've begun modelling the SMJ railway in the route creator/editor, using terrain from imported Google Earth and imagery of the line from the SMJ days. As you'd expect, the route is…Continue

Started by Richard Woods. Last reply by Bob hawes Aug 8.

Barry's SMJ book 4 Replies

I see an advert for Volume 1 of Barry Taylor's SMJ history in RM. Apparently it will cover the E&WJR and N&BJR period pre SMJ and is being published by Black Dwarf mid-August, cost &25 plus p.p.Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily Aug 4.

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Dick Bodily commented on Dick Bodily's page The SMJR in Books and Magazine Articles - A List
"Considerably updated and revised as a result of the publication of Barry Taylor's book. Dick Bodily 25/9/17"
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Barry Taylor replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY'
"Thank you Dick - that's a great review! It will be interesting to see what the various magazine reviews are like, but for me the most important are the ones from those that "know" the SMJ like yourself and others on this…"
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Dick Bodily replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY'
"Have only just got hold of a copy.  Barry has done a superlative job of covering the early days of the line. There are lots of 'new' photos and the familiar ones are reproduced better than in previous publications and on quality…"
Saturday
Simon Dunkley replied to Clive's discussion 'standard station design?'
"Yes, they are of a standard design. There were drawings and photos, as well as how to construct a 4mm Scale model, in the Railway Modeller in the late 60s/early 70s. Do not have the reference to hand. Also, have a look at Si Donald's blog:…"
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standard station design?

I have just noticed that Byfield and Blakesly station buildings look identical and also Morton Pinkney looks similar. Was it a standard design? Also can any one tell me where i might be able to find a photo of the non platform side i.e. entrance.…See More
Sep 9
Clive commented on John Evans's photo
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"Hi John, really glad you took the risk to climb the post for this photo.It's fantastic! I was born in Byfield in 1960 and lived there for 24 years, ( my mum still does). I have recently been toying with the idea of building a model of Byfield…"
Sep 9
Alan Brant replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY'
"Publication date took me by surprise. Ordered straightaway and have just spent two days browsing/reading it, excellent. Cannot wait for volume 2"
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"Not a brilliant picture but this is Moreton Pinkney Station looking towards Eydon in 1964."
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