‘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"


SMJ Forum


Hi allI'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by John Evans Dec 1.

John Jennings

Following the sad loss of John Jennings, a stalwart of the SMJ and our society, Mike Musson set up a page on his site. The whole sit is well worth a visit as it overlaps with us here at the SMJ society     Go take a look…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson Nov 28.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 12 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

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Started by John Jennings. Last reply by Jim Brown Nov 23.

Warley Poster

Interesting to see Broom Junction layout photo on posters and adverts for the Warley Model Railway Show this weekend.Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Nov 21.

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Trespasser sign

Hello All.Brought myself a trespasser sign to restore. I have seen in it three colors....Black on white.White on black.White on red.Not sur…

Started by alan wilson

4 Apr 27, 2017
Reply by alan wilson

Updating the SMJ content on the Warwickshire Railways website

Hi everyone. I am in the process of updating the SMJ section of the website. Having learnt my lesson a few years ago when John Jennings to…

Started by mike musson

0 Apr 25, 2017

6800 at Byfield

I will be moving from LNWR/GNR territory at Peterborough to Byfield in May, I have had a poor copy of the attached photo for some time, cou…

Started by John Douglas

0 Apr 16, 2017

New book with SMJ interest

Just published - T.E.WILLIAMS - THE LOST COLOUR COLLECTION VOLUME 1 by Irwell Press - ISBN 978-1-9-911262-04-06  - £24.95 All are colour p…

Started by Barry Taylor

3 Apr 7, 2017
Reply by Dick Bodily

ex-SMJ regular on Heritage Railways DVD

With this month's Heritage Railway there's a DVD of the two preserved Great Central Railways made around 2000. Among the locos shown severa…

Started by Dick Bodily

0 Mar 10, 2017

SMJ / LNW station arrangements at Blisworth

Adrian's recent photo of the SMJ platforms at Blisworth has started me thinking about the precise nature of the station arrangements there.…

Started by Barry Taylor

14 Mar 7, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

Kineton Station

The Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society's N gauge model of Kineton Station will be on display for the very first time at our ann…

Started by Mark Reader

2 Mar 1, 2017
Reply by Simon Dunkley

A couple of interesting documents

A couple of interesting documentsIn my very small collection of SMJ documents I have these two which may be of interest to fellow members:1…

Started by John Cosford

0 Feb 27, 2017

SMJ Exhibition at Towcester Museum

I visited the Towcester museum on Sunday and just wanted to say how good I thought the exhibition was, the content was excellent and I part…

Started by Mike Smith

4 Feb 17, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

SMJR pictures on warwickshirerailways.com

I found this website the other day, I expect most of you are familiar with it, but I have put this link in in case like myself you were una…

Started by Dick Bodily

0 Feb 9, 2017


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