‘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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Binton station plans 2 Replies

Hi!I recently discovered this article on Binton station building in the now long defunct magazine ‘Model Railways’ from 1976. It includes a full plan which might encourage someone to model this simple station.Does anyone have access to, or know of a…Continue

Started by Martin Bromage. Last reply by Martin Bromage May 8.

Black & White photos of the SMJ 1 Reply

HelloMy name is Mick Baker and i have recently joined your society.A friend of mine Nigel Hadlow, has taken several thousand black & white photosof railways around the country.With a little help from me with my limited computer skills, i have…Continue

Started by Mick Baker. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Mar 29.

Station Masters

Stationmasters_Revised_January_2022.xlsxChris Hillyard on the Facebook Group "Railways Of Northamptonshire and…Continue

Started by Graham Ward Feb 7.

Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 4 Replies

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeIContinue

Started by Ron Johnson. Last reply by Chris Hillyard RVM Jan 21.

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"Hi Mark I’ve been in contact with Ian of Wolverton Rail but he cannot help. Would yo…"

Jack Freuville replied Dec 18, 2021 to DVD on the SMJ

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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
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"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

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"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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