‘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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u-tube videos that might be of interest

This shows a local historian exploring Byfield, about 25 - 30 mins into it he looks at the site of Byfield stationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUkTcCWk4YkThis shows steam on the Paddington…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily on Saturday.

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 24 Replies

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.

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A piece of interesting paperwork no history known but plenty of information contained

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Comment by Dick Bodily on May 8, 2010 at 15:19
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They were still using old LMS tickets in 1951!
Comment by alwyn sparrow on May 8, 2010 at 13:29
Dick

This would be fine by me.

Alwyn.
Comment by Andy Thompson on May 8, 2010 at 12:40
...is that you in the shorts? Andy
Comment by Dick Bodily on May 8, 2010 at 11:17
Alwyn

This is a very interesting item relating as it does to the last day of the Banbury line. Would it be all right if I were to add this image to various slideshow albums that I've put together on this website ( ie. Tickets. Final Day, The Towcester - Banbury branch)?

Dick

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