‘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

Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I've just signed up. I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast originally from Dorset; my earliest memory is of being on the train from Wareham to Swanage. I see a few familiar names on here so some of you may know me from the Scalefour…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens 1 hour ago.

Burton Dassett Cableway

Please find attached a copy of the OS 6" map 1888 - 1913 series that illustrates the subject cable-way (called a tramway on the map) and also the Burton Dassett sidings. This cable-way is mentioned by Arthur Jordan in hos book on the SMJ at pp45, he…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward on Wednesday.

Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway 8 Replies

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private research I am intending to share with a small informal group of enthusiasts, it would be greatly…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Colin Franklin Dec 30, 2020.

Michael Mccarthy 2 Replies

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.Continue

Started by Paul Loveday. Last reply by Nicholas Hemming Dec 30, 2020.

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"Thanks to Peter Chadwick on the Bidford Forum Facebook group, I finally have a pict…"

Simon Stevens replied 1 hour ago to Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom

6 1 hour ago
Reply by Simon Stevens

"I'm aware of a few sections that are reasonably accessible on the Western section:…"

Simon Stevens replied Dec 12, 2020 to Rights of way on old smj trackbeds

4 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Hugh Jones

"R.C.T.S. (London Branch) The Grafton Rail Tour "

Simon Stevens replied Oct 1, 2020 to 1959 rail tour

1 Oct 1, 2020
Reply by Simon Stevens

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

Simon Stevens replied Oct 7, 2019 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16, 2020
Reply by Jack Freuville

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

Simon Stevens replied May 27, 2019 to Walking the SMJ

4 May 27, 2019
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, 2019
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
Reply by Simon Stevens

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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, 2019
Reply by Rob Davidson

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