‘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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Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 4 Replies

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeIContinue

Started by Ron Johnson. Last reply by Chris Hillyard RVM on Friday.

Black & White photos of the SMJ

HelloMy name is Mick Baker and i have recently joined your society.A friend of mine Nigel Hadlow, has taken several thousand black & white photosof railways around the country.With a little help from me with my limited computer skills, i have…Continue

Started by Mick Baker Jan 20.

Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum 1 Reply

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a linkNewport Pagnell OO gauge - MK…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily Jan 19.

DVD on the SMJ 3 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.

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"Gary, The embankment of the LNWR line to Cockley Brake is clearly visible even toda…"

Si Donal replied Oct 17, 2013 to Banbury Merton Street approach from the air

2 Oct 18, 2013
Reply by Gary

"Oh, also Wombwell Main wagons for CW Bartholomew at Blakesley. "

Si Donal replied Oct 13, 2013 to Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era

10 Aug 25, 2016
Reply by NIGEL

"Kelvin, Williams of Towcester also took wagonloads of Coalite smokeless fuel in the…"

Si Donal replied Oct 13, 2013 to Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era

10 Aug 25, 2016
Reply by NIGEL

"I'll be there.  I shall bring the Blakesley Model Layout which will be complete on t…"

Si Donal replied Apr 25, 2013 to SMJ get-together 2013.

14 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by Si Donal

"I'm drawn to the idea of the Stratford - Broome section.  A number of published 1950…"

Si Donal replied Mar 24, 2013 to Unidentified locations on the SMJ

1 Mar 24, 2013
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"Jim,  Thanks alot.  I'm pondering a model, mind you the junction is larger than it s…"

Si Donal replied Mar 16, 2013 to EHLR JUNCTION

5 Dec 4, 2014
Reply by NIGEL

"Andy, I'm out of the country but I see no reason why I shan't be back then.  I'll b…"

Si Donal replied Feb 20, 2013 to 2013 Get Together - up date, up date!

2 Feb 20, 2013
Reply by Si Donal

"Andy, A donation is on it's way from me. Simon"

Si Donal replied Jan 15, 2013 to Towcester Museum 100 Club

27 Jan 21, 2013
Reply by John Evans

"Yes indeed, the works plate is just above the centre axle on the outside frame.  It'…"

Si Donal replied Nov 24, 2012 to Locomotive nameplates

5 Nov 24, 2012
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"Just checked all the photo's of No 16 in various publications etc.  None of the Beye…"

Si Donal replied Nov 21, 2012 to Locomotive nameplates

5 Nov 24, 2012
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