‘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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I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a link

Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum - The SMJ Society

There is also a layout of Wolverton Station attached to the layout in the transport Hall of MK Museum. I can remember seeing the Newport section at a model railway show a few years ago. the elderly gent who owned it was GWR fan I think so it had GWR loco running on it!  One is still with the layout at the museum. There are a 4Fand a Princess appropriate for the Wolverton part of the layout. It would be nice to have an Ivatt 2MTT tank or a Webb 2-4-2T or a 7F though.

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I don't know how I overlooked it when cycling along the cycle path that was once the Newport Pagnell branch. I must have been looking out for walkers and dogs, etc. and not looking up, but the Home signal post for Newport complete with replica fixed home signal and calling on arm still remains at Newport. Also a raised brick patio structure near New Bradwell is in fact the very much truncated remains of Bradwell station's platform.

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