‘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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Footage of the SMJR

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

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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

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Although I'm not into modelling myself, I was thinking it might be a good idea if I put a page together listing existing and ongoing SMJR layouts as a reference source, a bit like I've done with books & magazine articles. I would include name of layout, club or individual owner, gauge and stage in construction. What do SMJR modellers think, would this be useful or not? 

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Good idea.

Give me the push to actually gat started building the model!!

Would be useful for exhibition organisers and to promote the SMJ.

I'd be interested to know how many there are.

One of the best I've seen is Towcester set in the 1970s. Yes 1970s - it's a 'what might have been' layout.

Here's some pics:-

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The Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society plan to create an N gauge model of Kineton Station, post 1920s. Lots of research is current taking place and the team are currently at the advanced planning stage.

I am also looking at the possibilities of creating an earlier (pre 1st World War) N gauge model of Kineton, but as there are no 'off the shelf' SMJ loco's and rolling stock available, almost everything will need to be scratch built, so plans for this are in the balance. 

Any images or info on Kineton would be greatly welcomed.

Hi from Belgium

I’m modeling the Fenny Compton station as well Clifford sidings in OO gauge

The period is 1920 > 30 allowing me to run the SMJR locos as well as the early LMS models

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