‘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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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.

Ravenstone Wood as three way junction? 1 Reply

A close analysis of the 1945 RAF aerial photographs available in the historical imagery resource on Google Earth has provided evidence that Ravenstone Wood was probably a three-way junction during the latter part of WW2 and for an unknown period of…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Robin Cullup Apr 15.

Turntable at Burton Dassett 4 Replies

As part of my research prior to creating a model of the EHLR/SMJ junction at Burton Dassett, I’ve just had the privilege of looking through the original notes and letters produced by Eric Tonks whilst writing his 1948 book “The Edge Hill Light…Continue

Started by Mark Reader. Last reply by Mark Reader Mar 29.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 11 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

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Started by John Jennings. Last reply by Simon Stevens Dec 15, 2017.

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 14 Replies

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

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by John Evans Nov 22, 2017.

Fenny Comptn

HelloI purchased the book « Track Layout Diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 » « Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Jcn Rly » by R.A.Cooke ISBN 10 :1 871674 20 4N page 29/9 on the 1903 track plan it shows a goods shed at…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Oct 16, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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"I ordered it on the 10th. No sign yet? Has it been held up? (Would be entirely app…"

Simon Dunkley replied Aug 20, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

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"Not just South Northamptonshire, Dick, but the whole county. I went through school i…"

Simon Dunkley replied Mar 7, 2017 to SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

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"Fair points, Barry. I wondered about the acres of white paper, and I suspect it was…"

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"There is no hint of the branch to Northampton and Peterborough, (Royal Assent 1843…"

Simon Dunkley replied Mar 1, 2017 to SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

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"There is a hint of L M S, or 3 cleaned areas, on the tender, plus the smokebox numbe…"

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"You can buy a copy of the 1916 Appendix to the WTT from the Signalling Record Societ…"

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