‘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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Would the GCR have gone via Towcester? 14 Replies

Looking through Mac Hawkins book on the GCR then and now, he mentions that the GCR were thinking of running a line connecting Brackley to Northampton and had provisionally made a mound ready for a platform to be later constructed but they dropped…Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson 5 hours ago.

EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 13 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 Jim Goodman 8 hours ago.

MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 14 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson 22 hours ago.

Byfield station woodwork colour 1 Reply

Hi, as anyone any idea what colour the doors would have been on the station building. I have a vague recollection that they were a maroonish/brownish colour, similar to the signal box.Thanks in advanceCliveContinue

Started by Clive. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson yesterday.

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Michael Mccarthy

Add me to the list of recipients of this unusual email. This is the second message from him this year and the second time I've deleted it!…

Started by Steve Purcell

3 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Graham Ward

Michael Mccarthy

Received an unusual email from the above gentleman, does anyone know him?

Started by Paul Stratford

0 Dec 24, 2020

Rights of way on old smj trackbeds

As a wellesbourne Walker whose interest in railways and the oks smj in particular, are there restrictions on all or any sections of the smj…

Started by Peter Vale-Humphreys

4 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Hugh Jones

SMJ maps and booklet

Hello, I live in Southern Alberta, Canada and I'm nearer to 80 than 70. Methinks it is time to reduce my railwayana before it is consigned…

Started by Gordon Hopkinson

9 Dec 17, 2020
Reply by Simon Dunkley

Single track?

Would I be right in assuming that the SMJ was single track all the way apart from passing loops at the stations?

Started by Nicholas Hemming

1 Dec 7, 2020
Reply by Gary

working timetables.

Hello, Does anyone have a timetable of just about the time the line closed to passengers please? I only have a reprint of the 1936 Bradsha…

Started by Gordon Hopkinson

0 Nov 9, 2020

1959 rail tour

Also full details and timings of this tour on --rail tours 1959-- website with some nice photos of 45091

Started by ray w

1 Oct 1, 2020
Reply by Simon Stevens

Sunday 9th August 1959 "Grafton " rail tour

Just found this ticket for above rail tour around East Midlands taking in Blisworth, Byfield and Woodford Halse, where 45091 was used. Ther…

Started by ray w

0 Sep 29, 2020

SMJ rides again? Broom to Stratford Greenway Proposal

From Bidford on Avon Parish council comes news of the Avon and Arrow Greenway Project whose latest newsletter is here: August 2020 AAGP New…

Started by Simon Stevens

0 Sep 14, 2020

Bidford-on-Avon station photos

Hello folks - I'm interested in sourcing any historical photos of Bidford-on-Avon station and wondering if anyone here could help point me…

Started by Greg Wye

2 Aug 30, 2020
Reply by Greg Wye

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