‘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

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952 1 Reply

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Steve Johns 2 hours ago.

Towcester station sign unvieling 1 Reply

The unveiling of the Towcester Station Sign!To all our Towcester area members. Can anyone make the following event in Towcester tomorrow representing the society?Quote:"We have decided to do the unveiling ceremony at 4pm tomorrow, Fri 11 Oct, at…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson. Last reply by Dick Bodily on Thursday.

Aircraft crash 2 Replies

HelloI’m intrigued by the statement found in Wikipedia08/12/1944 Wellington LN845 –C of 11 OTU overshot a forced landing at RAF Stratford and ran onto the railway at the end of the runway. The aircraft was only lightly damaged until it was hit by a…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Oct 8.

Fowler 3F 2-6-2T 2 Replies

HelloWould anybody have any information on Fowler 3P 2-6-2T running on the SMJR and are there any photos availableBest regardsJackContinue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Dick Bodily Sep 26.

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"RAF Atherstone's runway did end adjacent to the SMJ line - OS map aerial view so the…"

Simon Stevens replied Oct 7 to Aircraft crash

2 Oct 8
Reply by Jack Freuville

"Good question! Broom Junction station site is easily accessible for the moment; from…"

Simon Stevens replied May 27 to Walking the SMJ

4 May 27
Reply by Simon Stevens

"A belated update: Binton goods shed was demolished some time in July or August and t…"

Simon Stevens replied Sep 20, 2018 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

12 Apr 27
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Site is now 'Under Offer', anyone here with grand designs?"

Simon Stevens replied May 17, 2018 to Broom Junction station site for sale

1 May 17, 2018
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Simon Stevens replied Dec 15, 2017 to The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour

14 Dec 21, 2018
Reply by Barry Taylor

"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

14 Dec 21, 2018
Reply by Barry Taylor

"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

12 Apr 27
Reply by Rob Davidson

"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

12 Apr 27
Reply by Rob Davidson

"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

12 Apr 27
Reply by Rob Davidson

"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

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