‘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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Binton station plans 2 Replies

Hi!I recently discovered this article on Binton station building in the now long defunct magazine ‘Model Railways’ from 1976. It includes a full plan which might encourage someone to model this simple station.Does anyone have access to, or know of a…Continue

Started by Martin Bromage. Last reply by Martin Bromage May 8.

Black & White photos of the SMJ 1 Reply

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. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Mar 29.

Station Masters

Stationmasters_Revised_January_2022.xlsxChris Hillyard on the Facebook Group "Railways Of Northamptonshire and…Continue

Started by Graham Ward Feb 7.

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 Jan 21.

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"Superb news Dick.  Looks like another good year for the SMJ. "

Si Donal replied Mar 16, 2012 to RAILWAY BYLINES MAGAZINE

3 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Barry Taylor

"Hello Richard,  There were no sidings at Ravenstone Wood Junction itself.  There we…"

Si Donal replied Mar 15, 2012 to Ravenstone Wood Junction.

4 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Richard Pike

"Hi Andy, Been far away with work then caught chicken pox! I am now back in UK for a…"

Si Donal replied Jan 24, 2012 to SMJ ADVERT

5 Jan 25, 2012
Reply by Lloyd Penfold

"Thanks Andy."

Si Donal replied Aug 10, 2011 to Olney Station Website

3 Aug 10, 2011
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Andy/Alwyn,   Many, many thanks for laying on yesterdays meeting.  It was really enj…"

Si Donal replied Jun 12, 2011 to Stoke Bruerne Get Together June 11th 2011

14 Jun 13, 2011
Reply by Andy Thompson

"I will be there too Andy.  I'll bring my bits and bobs and also my models."

Si Donal replied May 22, 2011 to Stoke Bruerne Get Together June 11th 2011

14 Jun 13, 2011
Reply by Andy Thompson

"I don't usually take this magazine but I received my copy today and it is another go…"

Si Donal replied May 13, 2011 to Towcester in the 1930s

2 May 13, 2011
Reply by Si Donal

"Hello Keith,   I have built a model of the E&W "standard" station building in 4m…"

Si Donal replied Feb 17, 2011 to Can Anyone Help Keith?

7 Mar 4, 2011
Reply by Keith Simmons

"Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I was on the Helmdon Village Website when I not…"

Si Donal replied Dec 12, 2010 to SMJ nicknames

26 Dec 19, 2010
Reply by Gary

"If it helps I have traced SMJ No 2 the earliest of the Beyer's with the smaller 4ft…"

Si Donal replied Sep 1, 2010 to Loco model

5 Feb 25, 2011
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