‘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

Single track?

Would I be right in assuming that the SMJ was single track all the way apart from passing loops at the stations?Continue

Started by Nicholas Hemming Nov 12.

working timetables.

Hello,Does anyone have a timetable of just about the time the line closed to passengers please? I only have a reprint of the 1936 Bradshaws.Also, were parcels trains ever routed along the SMJ during BR days?Finally what was the intensity of freight…Continue

Started by Gordon Hopkinson Nov 9.

SMJ maps and booklet 3 Replies

Hello, I live in Southern Alberta, Canada and I'm nearer to 80 than 70. Methinks it is time to reduce my railwayana before it is consigned to the trash. Heaven forbid! My model railway is set in about 1953 and based on a ficticious branch running…Continue

Started by Gordon Hopkinson. Last reply by Steve Johns Nov 1.

MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 13 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Barry Taylor Oct 25.

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"It’s ok now."

Simon Dunkley replied Feb 28, 2019 to Site problems?

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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…"

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

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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

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"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
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"Volume 2 is out now!"

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

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"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?

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"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

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

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

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