‘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

Walking the SMJ 2 Replies

Careful scrutiny of the 1:25000 maps on Streetmap suggests that very little of the SMJ trackbed is a public right-of-way. There are short sections near Roade and Kineton and one or two places where there is an adjacent footpath. Can anyone advise of…Continue

Started by Michael Roake. Last reply by Jean Cholerton yesterday.

Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T- As near as you can get to a E&WJR 2-4-0T nowadays!

This is Isle of Man Railway Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T 'Mannin' which is about to be restored to running order so that it can deal…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily May 19.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 12 Replies

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Rob Davidson Apr 27.

The Shakespeare Route DVD---Hillside Publishing 2006

Copy available on e bay as, I write this,  if anyone is interested.  Probably now out of production so an elusive DVD to obtain.Continue

Started by ray w Apr 1.

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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
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"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
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"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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