‘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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The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 11 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 Simon Stevens Dec 15, 2017.

Broom Junction station site for sale

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 Dec 11, 2017.

Ravenstone Wood as three way junction?

A close analysis of the 1945 RAF aerial photographs available in the historical imagery resource on Google Earth has provided evidence that Ravenstone Wood was probably a three-way junction during the latter part of WW2 and for an unknown period of…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward Nov 24, 2017.

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 14 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 Nov 22, 2017.

Fenny Comptn

HelloI purchased the book « Track Layout Diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 » « Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Jcn Rly » by R.A.Cooke ISBN 10 :1 871674 20 4N page 29/9 on the 1903 track plan it shows a goods shed at…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Oct 16, 2017.

Albert Fennell (GCR driver and former Woodford fireman) retires

On Sunday 8th October ex- Woodford fireman Albert Fennell who fired several times…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Oct 10, 2017.

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Simon Stevens replied Dec 15, 2017 to The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour

11 Dec 15, 2017
Reply by Simon Stevens

"There is a copy of the roll of honour on display in the ticket office at Stratford s…"

Simon Stevens replied Dec 15, 2017 to The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour

11 Dec 15, 2017
Reply by Simon Stevens

"Details now available here: Binton station site advert POA unfortunately. Anybody i…"

Simon Stevens replied Jun 2, 2017 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

7 Aug 25, 2017
Reply by John Douglas

"The Binton station site is now for sale through Peter Clarke estate agents in Stratf…"

Simon Stevens replied May 24, 2017 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

7 Aug 25, 2017
Reply by John Douglas

"I took a walk to Binton today and was reminded to check up on the status of this app…"

Simon Stevens replied May 31, 2016 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

7 Aug 25, 2017
Reply by John Douglas

"We ate at the recently reopened Three Horseshoes in Wixford yesterday, their decor h…"

Simon Stevens replied Apr 9, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"I think you can see the start of the deviation in the distance in Nigel's photo here…"

Simon Stevens replied Mar 19, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
Reply by Barry Taylor

"My M40 reminiscence might help with the construction date - I moved to Rowington in…"

Simon Stevens replied Mar 17, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
Reply by Barry Taylor

"The 1:25000 OS map shows a kink to the new alignment over the M40 bridge, under the…"

Simon Stevens replied Mar 14, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
Reply by Barry Taylor

"Hi John, Many thanks for your replies and for taking the trouble to search for photo…"

Simon Stevens replied May 28, 2014 to Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom

5 Jun 18, 2014
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