‘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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Line Speed 4 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 Dick Bodily Feb 1.

Interesting Ebay item 1 Reply

Thanks to Gary for the heads up!https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254054775180AndyContinue

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Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Phil Street Jan 8.

Fenny Compton Goods shed 1 Reply

HelloSome time ago I posted a question concerning the goods shed at Fenny Compton as indicated in the book Track Layout diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 Stratford-Upon-Avon & Midland Jcn. Rly. by R.A. Cooke ;…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 8.

E&W JR first train 1 Reply

HelloDoes someone have a copy of the picture of the first train running on the East and West Junction Railway as stated in J Dunn’s book The Stratford & Midland Junction Railway on page 43Best regardsJackContinue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Jan 7.

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"Thanks from me to Andy, to John Jennings and to everyone who posts rare stuff like t…"

Tony Newman replied Aug 11, 2012 to The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour

14 Dec 21, 2018
Reply by Barry Taylor

"My thanks also to John and David for the priceless historical comments about the SMJ…"

Tony Newman replied Jul 12, 2012 to A word from John Evans

5 Jul 27, 2012
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"OK Dick.  I am too old to more than skim the surface of computeration, but I am told…"

Tony Newman replied Dec 19, 2010 to Just by chance . . .

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"Although it is not very detailed, there is a map of the proposed route on page 96 of…"

Tony Newman replied Jul 12, 2010 to Bakers Street to Morton Pinkney - request for info

5 Jul 15, 2010
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"This is exactly the kind of fragile snippet of history that one hopes would resurfac…"

Tony Newman replied Apr 30, 2010 to Burton dasset Iron ore bucket rope way to the SMJ

3 Apr 30, 2010
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"Si, I don't think I have what you are actually asking for, but I may be able to make…"

Tony Newman replied Jan 10, 2010 to DETAILS OF THE PLATFORM SIDE OF E&W SMALL STATIONS

25 Jan 19, 2010
Reply by Si Donal

"OK Steve, you are right. It looks like the only possible candidates for the derelict…"

Tony Newman replied Aug 11, 2009 to Byfield Ironstone

3 Aug 11, 2009
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"Thanks for the info Steve That could have been it. However, when I was at the site A…"

Tony Newman replied Aug 10, 2009 to Byfield Ironstone

3 Aug 11, 2009
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Tony Newman replied Apr 11, 2009 to Rail tours

4 Jun 9, 2009
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"The Wandering 1500 headcode was 1X69 Andy."

Tony Newman replied Apr 10, 2009 to Rail tours

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