‘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"


SMJ Forum

Walking the SMJ 2 Replies

Careful scrutiny of the 1:25000 maps on Streetmap suggests that very little of the SMJ trackbed is a public right-of-way. There are short sections near Roade and Kineton and one or two places where there is an adjacent footpath. Can anyone advise of…Continue

Started by Michael Roake. Last reply by Jean Cholerton yesterday.

Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T- As near as you can get to a E&WJR 2-4-0T nowadays!

This is Isle of Man Railway Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T 'Mannin' which is about to be restored to running order so that it can deal…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily May 19.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 12 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 27.

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.

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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
Reply by Dick Bodily

"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 . . .

2 Dec 19, 2010
Reply by Tony Newman

"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
Reply by Robin Cullup

"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
Reply by Tony Newman

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


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
Reply by Tony Newman

"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
Reply by Tony Newman

". . . and the Saturday following the Wandering 1500 railtour, the LCGB Thames, Avon,…"

Tony Newman replied Apr 11, 2009 to Rail tours

4 Jun 9, 2009
Reply by Si Donal

"The Wandering 1500 headcode was 1X69 Andy."

Tony Newman replied Apr 10, 2009 to Rail tours

4 Jun 9, 2009
Reply by Si Donal


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