‘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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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 23 hours ago.

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 yesterday.

Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 3 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 Dick Bodily Jan 12.

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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"There are going to be 9 wind turbines in total on that plot."

Stephen Dawson replied Mar 11, 2014 to SMJ Bridge 170

8 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by Stephen Dawson

"Hi   You you are correct the abutments are now gone. There is a windfarm being built…"

Stephen Dawson replied Dec 1, 2013 to SMJ Bridge 170

8 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by Stephen Dawson

"Thanks for the info Richard. I'll take a trip there in the next few weeks. I only li…"

Stephen Dawson replied May 27, 2013 to remains of SMJ

13 May 27, 2013
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Hi Richard. Is it possible...and legal... to take a walk there nowadays. If so what'…"

Stephen Dawson replied May 27, 2013 to remains of SMJ

13 May 27, 2013
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Took a walk around Stoke Bruerne today  . Posted some pictures of the station as it…"

Stephen Dawson replied May 27, 2013 to remains of SMJ

13 May 27, 2013
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Looking forward to seeing them Richard"

Stephen Dawson replied Jan 2, 2013 to Salcey Forest Station Site

14 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Richard Woods

"Okay. Thats good to know.The section immediately to the left of the gap is a lighter…"

Stephen Dawson replied Jan 1, 2013 to Salcey Forest Station Site

14 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Richard Woods

" Found this image.Maybe the gap in the hedge is where the station sat? http://www.to…"

Stephen Dawson replied Jan 1, 2013 to Salcey Forest Station Site

14 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Richard Woods

"I don't own the painting unfortunately. I just did a google image search and found i…"

Stephen Dawson replied Jan 1, 2013 to Salcey Forest Station Site

14 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Richard Woods

"Found this watercolour of Salcey forest station. Could perhaps help in the location.…"

Stephen Dawson replied Jan 1, 2013 to Salcey Forest Station Site

14 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Richard Woods

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