‘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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Can I please correct the title someone used on the SMJ site and I reproduce abpve.

The correct 'joky' title - and one with proper aliteration is:-

Slow Moulding and Jolting.

I hope you don't mind me mentioning it but that is what it was called 50 years ago.

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There were various variations of the title including your properly aliterated version. Titles changed from village to village as such jokes were passed on by word of mouth. At Towcester it was 'Slow Miserable and Jolty' according to Robert Stephens' booklet, at Blakesley just 5 miles down the line it was 'Slow Miserable and Jolting'. I'd be interesred to know what part of the line your 'Slow Moulding and Jolting' is associated with. Have a look at the original discussion and you will see some of the other names afforded to the line.
Great to see your classy photos on the Steamtube website by the way, it will give Roni some competition on the site!


I hope you don't mind, but I've cut and pasted your discussion and my reply into the original discusssion that I began so that all the info is together.


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