‘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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"I think the line (actual !!) speed is reflected in the acronym "SMJ"!! "Slow, Mouldi…"

Peter S Lewis replied Feb 23, 2019 to Line Speed

5 Feb 23, 2019
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"The synopsis of this book..a new one to me(!) on Abe Books website is rather telling…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jun 24, 2016 to Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway Jody Iosias

3 Jun 24, 2016
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"I have in my possession, obtained for the princely sum of £6-00 in an Alcester chari…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 17, 2016 to SMJ Rulebook

6 Dec 26, 2016
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Hello Phil, What memories! I lived in /near Wootton Wawen, so my memories of the SMJ…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jun 2, 2015 to Memories

5 Jan 23, 2016
Reply by John Jennings

"Andy, Since Stratford -upon Avon is part of the name (!!) and at the other end of th…"

Peter S Lewis replied Apr 2, 2015 to SMJ150. 150 years since the railway arrived at Towcester

12 Apr 6, 2015
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Hello Roger, This person has been deleted from membership.... Sorry for any inconven…"

Peter S Lewis replied Dec 1, 2014 to Phishing - apparently via SMJ membership list

1 Dec 1, 2014
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Sounds good!!!"

Peter S Lewis replied Oct 27, 2014 to Get Together

10 Nov 24, 2014
Reply by Richard Heacock

"Dave "running around the 'old system' in a Wickham railcar but that is another stor…"

Peter S Lewis replied Sep 15, 2014 to Have a look at my Blogpost re this Saturday

5 Sep 17, 2014
Reply by Richard Heacock

"Thanks for this update Simon."

Peter S Lewis replied Jun 28, 2014 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

12 Apr 27, 2019
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Hello Richard, This sounds like an exciting project! We shall watch your progress w…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 19, 2014 to Train Simulator SMJ

7 Aug 8, 2017
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