‘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

SMJR Logo 4 Replies

Hi ThereI’m planning to print some water slide decals of the EWJR and the SMJR in 4 mm scale.Can anybody help me sort out the size and color scheme?For the size; following photos, this would be between 3 and 4 mm in 1/76For the EWJR Garter I…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jim Goodman on Thursday.

Footage of the SMJR 1 Reply

Hello, I found your forum searching for the SMJR. I've just uploaded a digitised version of old cine film footage of the line to my Youtube channel. I will be selling the original Hillside cine film soon along with a few others I've collected…Continue

Started by G Essex Random Railways. Last reply by Jim Goodman Jul 3.

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.

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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
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"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
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"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
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