‘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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Woodford Halse Model Railway Club's Woodford layout

Woodford Halse Model Railway Club's Woodford layout

I was able to see this outstanding layout in action at a Woodford History Society's Open Day. It's a faithful reproduction of Woodford south of the MPD including Woodford West and the SMJ. The next project in the process of being completed is an 'extension' to include Byfield SMJ.

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Comment by Dick Bodily on December 3, 2011 at 21:21

I was able to visit this layout again today (Dec 3rd) when it was opened in conjunction with a Christmas Fayre at the Social Club ( The Furze). The extension to 'Byfield' is coming on well. I've added a few more pictures to the album as a result.

Comment by Gary on December 2, 2011 at 17:35

Typical... I have a prior engagement. Oh well I am sure I will see it one day.

Popular weekend for stuff!!!

Comment by Dick Bodily on November 29, 2011 at 11:00

Short notice but I've heard that people visiting The Furze (ex Railwayman's Club) at Woodford for a Christmas Bring & Buy this Saturday Afternoon 3rd December will be allowed to view this layout. There's a possibility that photos and slides might be on shown too later in the afternoon.

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