‘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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"I went to Billesley Manor Hotel on Friday where the company are putting on a show un…"

Rob Davidson replied Apr 27, 2019 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

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"The station building has been renovated and rebuilt as a 2 bedroomed house, although…"

Rob Davidson replied Apr 10, 2019 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

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"I went to the Three Horseshoes in Wixford for lunch today and they had an SMJR sign…"

Rob Davidson replied Nov 4, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

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"Thank you again Richard"

Rob Davidson replied May 26, 2016 to MOD Trains from Long Marston to Kineton

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Rob Davidson replied May 25, 2016 to The very last train at Stratford Old Town Station [SMJ]

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Rob Davidson replied May 25, 2016 to The very last train at Stratford Old Town Station [SMJ]

8 May 26, 2016
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"Thank you Alwyn"

Rob Davidson replied May 4, 2016 to MOD Trains from Long Marston to Kineton

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"Thank you Richard"

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