‘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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MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 10 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 Ian Merivale yesterday.

SMJ rides again? Broom to Stratford Greenway Proposal

From Bidford on Avon Parish council comes news of the Avon and Arrow Greenway Project whose latest newsletter is here: August 2020 AAGP…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens on Monday.

Bidford-on-Avon station photos 2 Replies

Hello folks - I'm interested in sourcing any historical photos of Bidford-on-Avon station and wondering if anyone here could help point me in the right direction? (There are a few on…Continue

Started by Greg Wye. Last reply by Greg Wye Aug 30.

Stored coaches 4 Replies

This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines March 12th issue that there were over three hundred…Continue

Started by Alan Brant. Last reply by Ian Mathews Aug 16.

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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
Reply by Mark Reader

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

Jim Goodman replied May 20 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

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…"

Jim Goodman replied May 19 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

11 Jun 11
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"Hi Steve, Thanks for your reply, interesting you should mention that Bassett-Lowke…"

Jim Goodman replied May 18 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

11 Jun 11
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"It's on the market. For local buyers only who meet the local connection criteria. Th…"

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

1 Sep 15, 2016
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