‘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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"Hi Mark, We have met before, I've seen the Kineton layout a couple of times, very i…"

Jim Goodman replied May 30 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

11 Jun 11
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"Hi Steve, Same here, just moved back to Leamington, to many things to do before I c…"

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11 Jun 11
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"Hi Steve, Is your ex LNWR DX in SMJ livery? There is an 0 gauge kit which I keep pro…"

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"Hi Steve, Thanks for your reply, interesting you should mention that Bassett-Lowke…"

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Jim Goodman replied Apr 27, 2019 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

12 Apr 27, 2019
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Picked up my copy from Telford 0-gauge Show yesterday and very impressed with it too…"

Jim Goodman replied Sep 3, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"I take your point about the different elevations, about 60ft if my memory is correct…"

Jim Goodman replied Dec 22, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

10 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"Pure speculation on my part but, as the platform in question is on the down side, I…"

Jim Goodman replied Dec 20, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

10 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"Thanks Nigel, I didn't see the reverse photo. I knew it wasn't our railway though, I…"

Jim Goodman replied Nov 30, 2016 to SMJ photo on ebay - possibly!

6 Dec 5, 2016
Reply by Robin Cullup

"Many thanks for posting these and the previous pictures. Some interesting angles of…"

Jim Goodman replied Sep 15, 2016 to My late Father's photographs

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