‘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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Comment by les gee on May 6, 2013 at 22:05

Yes its the first bridge after Cockley Brake going towards Helmdon,the sign post is for Greatworth. The photo is dated mid sixty's

Comment by Jim Goodman on May 6, 2013 at 21:24

I think the road sign points to Helmdon. Is it on the N&BJ line just out of Cockley Brake Junction? Some of us walked from that bridge up to the junction a couple of years ago, the parapets have been completely removed. Good photo, I've never seen one of that bridge.


Comment by les gee on May 6, 2013 at 19:40

 i hadnt thought about that fact Jim,its not the bridge at Eydon though. You can just see a road sign,so its on a T juction

Comment by Jim Goodman on May 3, 2013 at 23:09

I think there are only about 10 rail over bridges on the SMJ - but my first guess would be the bridge over the road to the north-east of Eydon.


Comment by les gee on May 1, 2013 at 21:28
I forgot to put a title to that photo,anybody hazard a guess to which bridge this might be ? No prizes though.

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