‘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

Walking the SMJ 4 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 Simon Stevens May 27.

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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"It’s ok now."

Simon Dunkley replied Feb 28 to Site problems?

1 Feb 28
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"I haven’t seen any of these photos as far as I know (there is a claim that most of t…"

Simon Dunkley replied Jan 8 to Fenny Compton Goods shed

1 Jan 8
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"Hi Jack, Does this link help? http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/smjk85.htm S…"

Simon Dunkley replied Jan 7 to E&W JR first train

1 Jan 7
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"Volume 2 is in the post to me, according to an email from the publishers!"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 22, 2018 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"Ah. Well, it is available to order."

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 6, 2018 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"Volume 2 is out now!"

Simon Dunkley replied Oct 31, 2018 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"Yes, they are of a standard design. There were drawings and photos, as well as how t…"

Simon Dunkley replied Sep 20, 2017 to standard station design?

2 Oct 9, 2017
Reply by Clive

"Actually, I can and will go further. It is exceptionally well produced and extremely…"

Simon Dunkley replied Aug 22, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"Same here: it just arrived (yes, at 3 pm!) but on first glance looks very nice. "

Simon Dunkley replied Aug 22, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"I will keep an eye out for the postman, then!"

Simon Dunkley replied Aug 21, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
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