‘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

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 10 Replies

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Rob Davidson Apr 10.

The Shakespeare Route DVD---Hillside Publishing 2006

Copy available on e bay as, I write this,  if anyone is interested.  Probably now out of production so an elusive DVD to obtain.Continue

Started by ray w Apr 1.

Site problems? 1 Reply

my screen is all squashed up. Only happened recently, and jot on any other sites I use.Using Safari on iOS.Continue

Started by Simon Dunkley. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Feb 28.

Line Speed 5 Replies

Probably a question or an answer that is on here somewhere and I have missed it, but what was the line running speed? Always get the impression that the trains dawdled along rather than made any great progress.Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Feb 23.

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"I can categorically confirm that apart from the demolition trains the very last work…"

John Jennings replied May 25, 2016 to The very last train at Stratford Old Town Station [SMJ]

8 May 26, 2016
Reply by Richard Maund

"I am pretty certain that Towcester was the only ex SMJ station to have a BR totem, t…"

John Jennings replied Mar 13, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"The GWR 2251 class locos that regularly visited Stratford Old Town yards were never…"

John Jennings replied Jan 23, 2016 to Memories

5 Jan 23, 2016
Reply by John Jennings

"The 1919 Rule Book is the standard RCH rulebook that nearly all of the pre group com…"

John Jennings replied Jan 18, 2016 to SMJ Rulebook

6 Dec 26, 2016
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"For the record the Collet 2251 locos were always based at the former GWR loco shed j…"

John Jennings replied Jun 14, 2015 to Memories

5 Jan 23, 2016
Reply by John Jennings

"Although there are a lot of sources available and Dick has already pointed you in th…"

John Jennings replied Sep 25, 2014 to Books

6 Sep 28, 2014
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Simon I have found one image of the Arrow river bridge. It negative 7496 in the T E…"

John Jennings replied May 27, 2014 to Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom

5 Jun 18, 2014
Reply by Gary

" Simon Sorry for a late reply but it has taken me sometime to check whether any ima…"

John Jennings replied May 13, 2014 to Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom

5 Jun 18, 2014
Reply by Gary

"Further to photos I have already posted of the events of 24/4/65 and the comments on…"

John Jennings replied Apr 20, 2014 to Goldicot Cutting Photograph

7 Apr 20, 2014
Reply by John Jennings

"The attached file may provide some background to the Sunday trains."

John Jennings replied Sep 5, 2013 to Sunday trains

9 Sep 5, 2013
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