‘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

Trespasser sign 4 Replies

Hello All.Brought myself a trespasser sign to restore. I have seen in it three colors....Black on white.White on black.White on red.Not sure which one is correct, which would be the authentic color please?I have been told white on black.Thanks.Alan.Continue

Started by alan wilson. Last reply by alan wilson 4 hours ago.

Updating the SMJ content on the Warwickshire Railways website

Hi everyone.I am in the process of updating the SMJ section of the website. Having learnt my lesson a few years ago when John Jennings took me to task for confusing the location of Clifford Sidings and Ettington Limeworks, I would appreciate any…Continue

Started by mike musson yesterday.

6800 at Byfield

I will be moving from LNWR/GNR territory at Peterborough to Byfield in May, I have had a poor copy of the attached photo for…Continue

Started by John Douglas Apr 16.

New book with SMJ interest 3 Replies

Just published -T.E.WILLIAMS - THE LOST COLOUR COLLECTION VOLUME 1by Irwell Press - ISBN 978-1-9-911262-04-06  - £24.95All are colour pictures from Tom William's collection - these fortunately did not go into the "black hole" of York Museum as did…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Dick Bodily Apr 7.

ex-SMJ regular on Heritage Railways DVD

With this month's Heritage Railway there's a DVD of the two preserved Great Central Railways made around 2000. Among the locos shown several times in action on both lines is 48305 which of course was a regular between Byfield and Blisworth on the…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Mar 10.

SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth 14 Replies

Adrian's recent photo of the SMJ platforms at Blisworth has started me thinking about the precise nature of the station arrangements there. I know that in the 1950's (when I were a lad ! ) the station building on the roadside opposite the Blisworth…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Mar 7.

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alan wilson replied to alan wilson's discussion 'Trespasser sign'
"Thank you Tim.Will do White on Black.Alan"
4 hours ago
alan wilson replied to alan wilson's discussion 'Trespasser sign'
"Thank you. I will do white on black. But I too have seen all three versions,Alan"
4 hours ago
Dick Bodily replied to alan wilson's discussion 'Trespasser sign'
"I seem to remember that in BR days these signs showed vestiges of white background but were mainly rusty. Stations on the SMJ route and probably other lines too were issued with copious quantities of white paint during the WW2 blackout to…"
5 hours ago
Tim Roy replied to alan wilson's discussion 'Trespasser sign'
"Hi Alan, From “A History of the Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway” by R C Riley and Bill Simpson, published by Lamplight Publications in 1999: Page 106: Towcester. The SMJ “Beware of Trains” sign stands out…"
7 hours ago
mike musson posted a discussion

Updating the SMJ content on the Warwickshire Railways website

Hi everyone.I am in the process of updating the SMJ section of the website. Having learnt my lesson a few years ago when John Jennings took me to task for confusing the location of Clifford Sidings and Ettington Limeworks, I would appreciate any…See More
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alan wilson posted a discussion

Trespasser sign

Hello All.Brought myself a trespasser sign to restore. I have seen in it three colors....Black on white.White on black.White on red.Not sure which one is correct, which would be the authentic color please?I have been told white on black.Thanks.Alan.See More
Apr 19
John Douglas posted a discussion

6800 at Byfield

I will be moving from LNWR/GNR territory at Peterborough to Byfield in May, I have had a poor copy of the attached photo for…See More
Apr 16
John Douglas posted a photo
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