‘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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NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 18 Replies

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

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Barry Taylor Nov 7.

Malcolm Ranieri

Sad to report the untimely death last week of SMJ Society member Malcolm Ranieri. Malcolm was well known for his excellent steam train photographs that have appeared for many years in the rail preservation press.  He was also one of the main…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Oct 19.

Salvaged track bolts 1 Reply

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Dick Bodily Sep 28.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 8 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 Simon Stevens Sep 20.

Proposed conversion of numbers 5 and 6.

According to Dunn, the problems with the two BP tanks ns 5 and 6 running backwards were twice addressed with the idea of converting them to 2-4-2Ts, and that drawings were prepared on at least one occasion.Has anyone ever seen anything of these…Continue

Started by Simon Dunkley Jun 27.

Broom Junction station site for sale 1 Reply

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens May 17.

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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Reply by Simon Stevens

"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

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"Can anyone provide an answer?"

Peter S Lewis replied Aug 4, 2013 to Sunday trains

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