‘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 24 Replies

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

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by John Evans Dec 1.

John Jennings

Following the sad loss of John Jennings, a stalwart of the SMJ and our society, Mike Musson set up a page on his site. The whole sit is well worth a visit as it overlaps with us here at the SMJ society     Go take a look…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson Nov 28.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 12 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 Jim Brown Nov 23.

Warley Poster

Interesting to see Broom Junction layout photo on posters and adverts for the Warley Model Railway Show this weekend.Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Nov 21.

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Alexander Gray is now a member of The SMJ Society
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John Evans replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY'
"I agree with everything that has been said. A wonderful, scholarly yet very readable pair of volumes that will fill the yawning gap between the smaller volumes by various authors that have appeared in the past and the need for much more detail and a…"
Dec 1
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"Updated with the two new books listed Dick (1/12/2018)"
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Dick Bodily commented on Dick Bodily's page The SMJR in Books and Magazine Articles - A List
"Another New Book! Fast after receiving Vol 2 of Barry's epic work I received news of another new book that will be of interest to many SMJR website users. It written by Ralph Radford who was a Woodford fireman in the late '50s and…"
Dec 1
Dick Bodily replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY'
"Barry is to be congratulated on completing his epic definite work on the SMJ with the superb Volume 2. It will now with Volume 1 become the authoritative 500+ page work on the history of the line. Excellent!"
Dec 1
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"There are some fab new images on the site. Don't forget to give us a descriptive title and maybe a few extra words as a description."
Nov 28
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John Jennings

Following the sad loss of John Jennings, a stalwart of the SMJ and our society, Mike Musson set up a page on his site. The whole sit is well worth a visit as it overlaps with us here at the SMJ society     Go take a look…See More
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