‘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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Planning Application for Binton Station Site 10 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 10.

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.

Site problems? 1 Reply

my screen is all squashed up. Only happened recently, and jot on any other sites I use.Using Safari on iOS.Continue

Started by Simon Dunkley. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Feb 28.

Line Speed 5 Replies

Probably a question or an answer that is on here somewhere and I have missed it, but what was the line running speed? Always get the impression that the trains dawdled along rather than made any great progress.Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Feb 23.

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Rob Davidson replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
"The station building has been renovated and rebuilt as a 2 bedroomed house, although the second bedroom is only 7'6" by 7' so really a boxroom, but it is not been priced up yet"
Apr 10
Martyn Cooper replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
"Visited the site last week, and building is well under way.  The station building remains intact."
Apr 10
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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.See More
Apr 1
Dick Bodily commented on Dick Bodily's page The Blakesley Miniature Railway
"Updated including with new mapto reflect new information about the BMR Dick Bodily 26/3/19"
Mar 26
David Campion updated their profile
Mar 14
Simon Dunkley replied to Simon Dunkley's discussion 'Site problems?'
"It’s ok now."
Feb 28
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Site problems?

my screen is all squashed up. Only happened recently, and jot on any other sites I use.Using Safari on iOS.See More
Feb 25
Peter S Lewis replied to Gary's discussion 'Line Speed'
"I think the line (actual !!) speed is reflected in the acronym "SMJ"!! "Slow, Moulding and Jolting" according to one person!! A lady whose father worked as an engine driver on the SMJ told me that the train was so slow in places…"
Feb 23

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