‘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

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.

SMJ photos

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I have recently acquired a number of photos of the SMJ taken during the period late 1950's to early 1960's.

Fortunately most have full details provided, but I am left with four which I cannot identify.

I can rule out the Towcester to Cockley Brake section as the photographer unfortunately only got there after the track had been lifted. Also most - but not all - of the pics on the Towcester to Ravenstone section were taken when it was disused, with the track in poor and weedy condition, so that is less likely but not impossible.

I am hopeful that someone out there in our Society will recognise the locations - I will add the pics in the photo section with a few comments that may assist - thanks for your help!

Barry

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I'm drawn to the idea of the Stratford - Broome section.  A number of published 1950s pictures show fresh ballast.  It's also a fairly flat stretch of line.

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