‘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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Hi thereI hope you are all in good health.A question about passenger access to stations such as Fenny Compton.Apparently, these station buildings had no entrance doors and access was only from the platform side.I imagine passengers would come up…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville on Sunday.

Byfield station woodwork colour

Hi, as anyone any idea what colour the doors would have been on the station building. I have a vague recollection that they were a maroonish/brownish colour, similar to the signal box.Thanks in advanceCliveContinue

Started by Clive Mar 21.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952 2 Replies

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Clive Mar 21.

Aircraft crash 8 Replies

HelloI’m intrigued by the statement found in Wikipedia08/12/1944 Wellington LN845 –C of 11 OTU overshot a forced landing at RAF Stratford and ran onto the railway at the end of the runway. The aircraft was only lightly damaged until it was hit by a…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Feb 16.

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"Dick here is a link if you would like more information on John Jennings, http://www.…"

alwyn sparrow replied Apr 7, 2017 to New book with SMJ interest

3 Apr 7, 2017
Reply by Dick Bodily

"I'm sorry Richard but the documents ( 2 of 6 )  are undated but i would guess early…"

alwyn sparrow replied May 26, 2016 to MOD Trains from Long Marston to Kineton

6 May 26, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"This may help"

alwyn sparrow replied May 4, 2016 to MOD Trains from Long Marston to Kineton

6 May 26, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"I have S&T Documents dated 24/2/42 relating to Proposed widening Stratford-on-Av…"

alwyn sparrow replied Jan 21, 2016 to Motor Trolley Workings

5 Mar 7, 2016
Reply by Nick Meredith

"Souvenir of that trip."

alwyn sparrow replied Nov 11, 2014 to Article in the Meccano Magazine (Aug 1956) describing the SMJR Railtour

5 Jan 16, 2016
Reply by Robin Cullup

"Just to add a possible last use for passengers I have extracted this information fro…"

alwyn sparrow replied Nov 6, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

53 Feb 2, 2015
Reply by NIGEL

"The sidings were still active with goods in latter days as these wagon labels show."

alwyn sparrow replied Nov 4, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

53 Feb 2, 2015
Reply by NIGEL

"More interesting facts here. http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/burtondassett.h…"

alwyn sparrow replied Oct 27, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

53 Feb 2, 2015
Reply by NIGEL

"Interestingly in the opening chapter of Eric Tonks book on the Edge Hill Light Railw…"

alwyn sparrow replied Oct 22, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

53 Feb 2, 2015
Reply by NIGEL

"Well Robin the date on this ticket fit's the bill, So was it this rail tour in your…"

alwyn sparrow replied Jan 10, 2013 to Re: 44186 at Fenny Compton 24.4.1955

5 Jan 10, 2013
Reply by Robin Cullup

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