‘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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Burton Dassett Cableway 1 Reply

Please find attached a copy of the OS 6" map 1888 - 1913 series that illustrates the subject cable-way (called a tramway on the map) and also the Burton Dassett sidings. This cable-way is mentioned by Arthur Jordan in hos book on the SMJ at pp45, he…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Mark Reader Feb 22.

Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I've just signed up. I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast originally from Dorset; my earliest memory is of being on the train from Wareham to Swanage. I see a few familiar names on here so some of you may know me from the Scalefour…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Jan 22.

Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway 8 Replies

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private research I am intending to share with a small informal group of enthusiasts, it would be greatly…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Colin Franklin Dec 30, 2020.

Michael Mccarthy 2 Replies

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.Continue

Started by Paul Loveday. Last reply by Nicholas Hemming Dec 30, 2020.

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Station Totems / running in boards

I look at the adverts for the railwayana auction houses and see various stations represented in totem form and I was wondering, how many of…

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Article in the Meccano Magazine (Aug 1956) describing the SMJR Railtour

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Charity Railway trips over unusual track

Colleagues, Apologies for a 'hefty' post that is not SMJ related but is for charity and surely of interest to any railway enthusiast! Some…

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Burton Dassett Cableway

Please find attached a copy of the OS 6" map 1888 - 1913 series that illustrates the subject cable-way (called a tramway on the map) and al…

Started by Dave Hayward

1 Feb 22
Reply by Mark Reader

Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom

Hello everyone, I've just signed up. I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast originally from Dorset; my earliest memory is of being on the train…

Started by Simon Stevens

6 Jan 22
Reply by Simon Stevens

Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private r…

Started by Dave Hayward

8 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by Colin Franklin

Michael Mccarthy

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.

Started by Paul Loveday

2 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by Nicholas Hemming

Scam

Like others I have received the same scam message, my strong advice is delete it immediately and clear it from your 'recycled bin'. It will…

Started by Dave Hayward

0 Dec 24, 2020

Michael Mccarthy

Add me to the list of recipients of this unusual email. This is the second message from him this year and the second time I've deleted it!…

Started by Steve Purcell

3 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Graham Ward

Michael Mccarthy

Received an unusual email from the above gentleman, does anyone know him?

Started by Paul Stratford

0 Dec 24, 2020

Rights of way on old smj trackbeds

As a wellesbourne Walker whose interest in railways and the oks smj in particular, are there restrictions on all or any sections of the smj…

Started by Peter Vale-Humphreys

4 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Hugh Jones

SMJ maps and booklet

Hello, I live in Southern Alberta, Canada and I'm nearer to 80 than 70. Methinks it is time to reduce my railwayana before it is consigned…

Started by Gordon Hopkinson

9 Dec 17, 2020
Reply by Simon Dunkley

Single track?

Would I be right in assuming that the SMJ was single track all the way apart from passing loops at the stations?

Started by Nicholas Hemming

1 Dec 7, 2020
Reply by Gary

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