‘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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LMS BOXBOARD ----- SMJ LINE

Currently a boxboard from the line on offer on e bay. Ends  26th August.    Also a siver ewj  free pass was sold at auction recently for  £ 850 .  Pretty rare, nice it has survived .   Plus 2 cast iron smj bridge diamonds also sold  at auction quite…Continue

Started by ray w yesterday.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive Aug 13.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive Aug 13.

The Campion Family: SMJ employees 5 Replies

I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if there are any registers, documents or other employee information that exists where I might be able to find out more about the following members of my family:1. Henry Campion   1830-1910  Lived in…Continue

Started by David Campion. Last reply by David Campion Jul 25.

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Sourced ages ago from an Auction catalogue, this is beleived to be a carriage print of an E&WJ or SMJ 2-4-0 and train leaving Stratford in the Blisworth direction. It's interesting because of the colour!

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Comment by ray hughes on October 18, 2014 at 18:24

I am lucky to own a framed picture of this image which was originally fixed in one of the smj carriages

Comment by Andy Thompson on May 21, 2011 at 12:00
Thanks for the info David. Andy
Comment by David Ford on May 20, 2011 at 10:22
One of the series of paintings commissioned by the L.M.R. (per George Dow ?) from Cuthbert Hamilton Ellis, prints of which were placed either side of the mirror in compartment stock. This one was titled 'Travel in 1895' and is, or was until recently, available as a repro. from the Friends of the National Railway Museum if anyone wants to acquire one.

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