‘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' 

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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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"Hi Gary Since these photos of Brussels airport are not SMJ related, do you wish me t…"

Jack Freuville replied Feb 16 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16
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"Hi Gary Thanks for this very interesting information. I read somewhere that followin…"

Jack Freuville replied Jan 26 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16
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"Thanks Simon I got confused with the other RAF airfield at Wellesbourne"

Jack Freuville replied Oct 8, 2019 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16
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"Correction:I mean a Fowler 3P 2-6-2T..."

Jack Freuville replied Sep 25, 2019 to Fowler 3F 2-6-2T

2 Sep 26, 2019
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Hello Andy and Peter I read your E-mail with interest It is quite normal to pay for…"

Jack Freuville replied Sep 20, 2016 to Dear SMJ site member

4 Dec 30, 2016
Reply by Tony Goff

"Hi from Belgium I’m modeling the Fenny Compton station as well Clifford sidings in O…"

Jack Freuville replied Mar 9, 2015 to Model Railway Layouts featuring SMJR System

4 Mar 9, 2015
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"Hello Simon The drawings I have are:               EWJR loco 0-6-0 T Hope; without d…"

Jack Freuville replied Sep 8, 2014 to Locomotive drawings

4 Sep 12, 2014
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Hi Jim Thanks for your quick answer. I do have many books on the SMJR and over 500 p…"

Jack Freuville replied Jun 17, 2014 to Fenny Compton

2 Jun 17, 2014
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"OK from me in Belgium"

Jack Freuville replied Jan 9, 2013 to Towcester Museum 100 Club

27 Jan 21, 2013
Reply by John Evans

"Dick The info have is that this train was photographed on 24 July 1943 at Harbury c…"

Jack Freuville replied Aug 5, 2010 to US locos

3 Aug 5, 2010
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