‘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


Hi allI'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by John Evans Dec 1.

John Jennings

Following the sad loss of John Jennings, a stalwart of the SMJ and our society, Mike Musson set up a page on his site. The whole sit is well worth a visit as it overlaps with us here at the SMJ society     Go take a look…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson Nov 28.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 12 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

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Started by John Jennings. Last reply by Jim Brown Nov 23.

Warley Poster

Interesting to see Broom Junction layout photo on posters and adverts for the Warley Model Railway Show this weekend.Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Nov 21.

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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

12 Nov 23
Reply by Jim Brown

"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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