‘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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All I just wanted to check with you all about our planned 2013 get together in May. Alwyn brought a little something to my attention. He'd noticed that the venue had changed, had a re-furb and he was, (quite rightly) concerned. I have just rung the pub and been reassured that nothing has changed and that they were looking forward to seeing us. Please, please come. I think I shall be driving up on the day (its only Devon!) and I would love to see you all. I have had a few say they can't make it, John Jennings for one - that’s for the email John. We've told the pub that there will be 20-30 of us. I have said mid-morning to early afternoon. I like to take a stroll over the Old Town station site after before I set off home. Come and have a bite to eat, and please come for the visit to the old station after - I feel a group photo coming on! If people are coming over from the Towcester end, or the Kettering way please arrange lifts, it will be great to see you all. Spread the word and put it in your diaries See you then Andy

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I so wanted to come and support but I will be on the GCR for my dad's retirement.
Most inconsiderate of him! Ha ha ha.


I'm out of the country but I see no reason why I shan't be back then.  I'll bring the Blakesley Model Layout with me if you wish.  Should be almost complete at that stage.  Will respond more fully soon.


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