‘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

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 24 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 Dec 1.

John Jennings

Following the sad loss of John Jennings, a stalwart of the SMJ and our society, Mike Musson set up a page on his site. The whole sit is well worth a visit as it overlaps with us here at the SMJ society     Go take a look…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson Nov 28.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 12 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 Jim Brown Nov 23.

Warley Poster

Interesting to see Broom Junction layout photo on posters and adverts for the Warley Model Railway Show this weekend.Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Nov 21.

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"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
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

1 Sep 15, 2016
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Hi Mark, I live near Kettering, it's a bit of a trek for you. I'm quite happy to pos…"

Jim Goodman replied Apr 20, 2015 to Old Cine Film of the SMJ.

9 Apr 20, 2015
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Hi Nick/ Robin, It's not the DVD issued in 2006 but it is by Hillside Publishing. Th…"

Jim Goodman replied Mar 29, 2015 to Old Cine Film of the SMJ.

9 Apr 20, 2015
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"I think Simon's right, it's difficult to measure a few yards even on a 1:25000 map b…"

Jim Goodman replied Mar 15, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
Reply by Barry Taylor

"I'd be interested to know how many there are. One of the best I've seen is Towcester…"

Jim Goodman replied Feb 25, 2015 to Model Railway Layouts featuring SMJR System

4 Mar 9, 2015
Reply by Jack Freuville

"Thanks for all your hard work at Kew. It does look like there were two stations. One…"

Jim Goodman replied Jan 25, 2015 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

53 Feb 2, 2015
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