‘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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On 12th & 13th September, members of the Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society will be at the National N Gauge Show (Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa) displaying the plans for our model of Kineton Station. The intention is for the model to be ready for its first display at our own Club exhibition in March 2017.

As most of you know, apart from the bridge, the whole Kineton Station site has been obliterated by an industrial estate. Furthermore, the sad fact is that many people who now live in the area have absolutely no awareness that a station ever existed. Therefore, although construction of the model will start within the next few weeks, we will continue to carry out background research with a view to creating a local archive that will help raise local awareness and place the model into its historic and social context.

With numerous SMJ members working on models of their own local stations, the strapline at the top of this page "Gone but not forgotten - the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth" is extremely apt. We may not be able to bring back the line, but through our interest, networks and models, we are celebrating its history and keeping its memory alive.

If any SMJ members are planning to visit the N Gauge Show, please come and have a chat with us on stand GG, where you will be made most welcome.

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Mark

Can't remember if it was you but someone was after pix of Kineton. I put in a search for Kineton Station on Google  Images and there's one or two that are new to me there.

Dick B

Dick,

It was me rather than Mark, but we are working together on this.

Thanks for the response, I'll take another look through that route.

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