‘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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MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 10 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Ian Merivale 23 hours ago.

SMJ rides again? Broom to Stratford Greenway Proposal

From Bidford on Avon Parish council comes news of the Avon and Arrow Greenway Project whose latest newsletter is here: August 2020 AAGP…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens on Monday.

Bidford-on-Avon station photos 2 Replies

Hello folks - I'm interested in sourcing any historical photos of Bidford-on-Avon station and wondering if anyone here could help point me in the right direction? (There are a few on…Continue

Started by Greg Wye. Last reply by Greg Wye Aug 30.

Stored coaches 4 Replies

This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines March 12th issue that there were over three hundred…Continue

Started by Alan Brant. Last reply by Ian Mathews Aug 16.

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"Thanks for letting us know Mark. Andy"

Andy Thompson replied Feb 25, 2017 to Kineton Station

2 Mar 1, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Anyone know how long the exhibition is running for? Andy"

Andy Thompson replied Jan 18, 2017 to SMJ Exhibition at Towcester Museum

4 Feb 17, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"An update for you on the exhibition Rob has been in contact with me saying they are…"

Andy Thompson replied Aug 2, 2016 to Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition

12 Dec 16, 2016
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" Graham I thought of that, but everything else didn't sit right.  Andy "

Andy Thompson replied Apr 6, 2015 to SMJ150. 150 years since the railway arrived at Towcester

12 Apr 6, 2015
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Graham That's a great idea! Do you have any sway over at Tiffield, or contacts? Good…"

Andy Thompson replied Apr 2, 2015 to SMJ150. 150 years since the railway arrived at Towcester

12 Apr 6, 2015
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"Paul I've been many times and walked across the viaduct. Funny isn't it how they pil…"

Andy Thompson replied Nov 6, 2014 to Helmdon

23 Nov 16, 2014
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Paul   Andy here - this whole site was my fault! (although I only got it going, the…"

Andy Thompson replied Nov 5, 2014 to Helmdon

23 Nov 16, 2014
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Anyone go? Andy"

Andy Thompson replied May 9, 2014 to Film show in Warwick 4th May with some SMJ interest

1 May 9, 2014
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"See... http://thesmjr.ning.com/photo/site-of-tiffield-station?commentId=3138568%3ACo…"

Andy Thompson replied Jun 30, 2013 to Tiffield Station Site

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Reply by Dick Bodily

"John Evans has some great photos of the line which he walked in the mid 60's just af…"

Andy Thompson replied Jun 30, 2013 to Tiffield Station Site

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