‘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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2F WDs working to Bristol 3 Replies

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop. Last reply by Bob Bishop yesterday.

DVD on the SMJ 2 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by David Mead Nov 24.

Talk to Welford Local History Society

I live in Welford on Avon which now incorporates the former Binton Station with its recent housing development.The local history society is currently planning its 2022/23 programme of events and talks and would be keen to include a talk on the…Continue

Started by John Read Oct 8.

Broom Junction station site for sale 2 Replies

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Oct 4.

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I regret that I have no info on this photo it came in a small collection without any info but perhaps someone can add detail?

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Comment by Dick Bodily on November 13, 2012 at 14:03

It's taken on the new extension leading up a steep gradient towards the cowsheds. The farm manager's bungalow, which is still more or less intact depite being abandoned over half a century ago, can be seen in the background. When Andy and I got special permission to visit the site some time ago we were both surprised that any loco could climb such a sttep gradient. Alec Wyatt, CWB's engineer is driving Blacolvesley, the petrol engine steam outline loco. That could be CWB in the black trilby next to him. A recent picture of  the loco which is owned by Dr Bob Tebb and kept at Ravenglass is attached. The hall would be out of sight just to the right of the picture. I've seen a very similar photo in Bob Tebb's book, probably taken on the same occasion, which is described as a visit to BMR by The Railway Club on 20th June 1910.

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