‘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

EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 11 Replies

Hello All,I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can see it has the initials EWJR and return empty to Ettington, which all fits in with the real world.It was listed…Continue

Started by Jim Goodman. Last reply by Mark Reader Jun 11.

The Roade Connection 2 Replies

There seem to be several big questions about the SMJ.Tiffield station: did it exist, for how long and where exactly was it?Why build stations at Salcey Forest and Stoke Bruerne, and why such substantial buildings?But the biggest one seems to be the…Continue

Started by peter fleming. Last reply by Richard Denny May 19.

Stored coaches 3 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 Alan Brant Apr 30.

Way in

Hi thereI hope you are all in good health.A question about passenger access to stations such as Fenny Compton.Apparently, these station buildings had no entrance doors and access was only from the platform side.I imagine passengers would come up…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Mar 29.

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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

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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

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"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
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"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

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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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"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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