‘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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2F WDs working to Bristol

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop on Friday.

Talk to Welford Local History Society

I live in Welford on Avon which now incorporates the former Binton Station with its recent housing development.The local history society is currently planning its 2022/23 programme of events and talks and would be keen to include a talk on the…Continue

Started by John Read Oct 8.

Broom Junction station site for sale 2 Replies

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Oct 4.

Salvaged track bolts 2 Replies

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Russ Firth Oct 3.

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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…

Started by GaryLatest Reply

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

Started by Robin CullupLatest Reply

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…

Started by Dave HaywardLatest Reply

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2F WDs working to Bristol

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody…

Started by Bob Bishop

0 on Friday

Talk to Welford Local History Society

I live in Welford on Avon which now incorporates the former Binton Station with its recent housing development. The local history society i…

Started by John Read

0 Oct 8

Broom Junction station site for sale

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though! https://www.zoopla.co.uk/f

Started by Simon Stevens

2 Oct 4
Reply by Simon Stevens

Salvaged track bolts

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under th…

Started by John Godwin

2 Oct 3
Reply by Russ Firth

Video: Stratford-upon-Avon to Towcester

I have added a video to the site's video page. https://youtu.be/DHCoijWc_t0

Started by Graham Ward

0 Jul 28

Binton Station

As I was in the vicinity this week I visited my old stamping ground of over sixty years ago, the former SMJ station at Binton. The former g…

Started by Paul Stratford

0 Apr 23

Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

Looking through Mac Hawkins book on the GCR then and now, he mentions that the GCR were thinking of running a line connecting Brackley to N…

Started by Gary

14 Apr 18
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

Hello All, I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can…

Started by Jim Goodman

13 Apr 18
Reply by Jim Goodman

MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse. Does anyone know how this was operated?…

Started by Barry Taylor

14 Apr 17
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

Byfield station woodwork colour

Hi, as anyone any idea what colour the doors would have been on the station building. I have a vague recollection that they were a maroonis…

Started by Clive

1 Apr 17
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

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