‘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

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 on Friday.

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 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 Jan 20.

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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Way in

Hi there I hope you are all in good health. A question about passenger access to stations such as Fenny Compton. Apparently, these station…

Started by Jack Freuville

0 Mar 29, 2020

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

0 Mar 21, 2020

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield statio…

Started by Clive

2 Mar 21, 2020
Reply by Clive

Aircraft crash

Hello I’m intrigued by the statement found in Wikipedia 08/12/1944 Wellington LN845 –C of 11 OTU overshot a forced landing at RAF Stratford…

Started by Jack Freuville

8 Feb 16, 2020
Reply by Jack Freuville

Link to About my Area website article about the unveiling of Towcester sign

To read the article about the Towcester Running in sign being unveiled follow link below https://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Northamptonshire/Tow

Started by Dick Bodily

2 Dec 21, 2019
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Towcester station sign unvieling

The unveiling of the Towcester Station Sign! To all our Towcester area members. Can anyone make the following event in Towcester tomorrow…

Started by Andy Thompson

1 Oct 10, 2019
Reply by Dick Bodily

Fowler 3F 2-6-2T

Hello Would anybody have any information on Fowler 3P 2-6-2T running on the SMJR and are there any photos available Best regards Jack

Started by Jack Freuville

2 Sep 26, 2019
Reply by Dick Bodily

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield statio…

Started by Clive

0 Aug 13, 2019

The Campion Family: SMJ employees

I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if there are any registers, documents or other employee information that exists where I might…

Started by David Campion

5 Jul 25, 2019
Reply by David Campion

lManning Wardle lcomotive MOROUS

Read in recent  HERITAGE RAILWAY magazine that an original nameplate from this 1860's  loco has been donated to the Colonel Stephens Museum…

Started by ray w

0 Jun 21, 2019

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