‘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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2F WDs working to Bristol 5 Replies

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop. Last reply by CLIVE BOARDMAN on Friday.

DVD on the SMJ 2 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by David Mead Nov 24.

Talk to Welford Local History Society

I live in Welford on Avon which now incorporates the former Binton Station with its recent housing development.The local history society is currently planning its 2022/23 programme of events and talks and would be keen to include a talk on the…Continue

Started by John Read Oct 8.

Broom Junction station site for sale 2 Replies

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 Oct 4.

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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, 2020 to Aircraft crash

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

Jack Freuville replied Jan 26, 2020 to Aircraft crash

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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"OK from me in Belgium"

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

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"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

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