‘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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Walking the SMJ 4 Replies

Careful scrutiny of the 1:25000 maps on Streetmap suggests that very little of the SMJ trackbed is a public right-of-way. There are short sections near Roade and Kineton and one or two places where there is an adjacent footpath. Can anyone advise of…Continue

Started by Michael Roake. Last reply by Simon Stevens May 27.

Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T- As near as you can get to a E&WJR 2-4-0T nowadays!

This is Isle of Man Railway Beyer Peacock 2-4-0T 'Mannin' which is about to be restored to running order so that it can deal…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily May 19.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 12 Replies

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Rob Davidson Apr 27.

The Shakespeare Route DVD---Hillside Publishing 2006

Copy available on e bay as, I write this,  if anyone is interested.  Probably now out of production so an elusive DVD to obtain.Continue

Started by ray w Apr 1.

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"Hello Andy. I have received an e-mail from "James Pollard" who has "added a profile to your profile." and there are several what appear to be genuine links to the  SMJ web site. Hw starts with "Good day. How is…"
Nov 8, 2018
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"As a fairly new member I would welcome a get-together. Before the majority of the line closed I went on one or two railtours in the 1960s. I particularly remember one from Fenny Compton to Broom Junction, where I remember seeing the points clipped…"
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"Hello Dave What a shame I missed this trip. A fascinating account. Can you tell me who organised it; what rolling stock and motive power was used; and where did it start and finish? Many years ago, well, in the 1960's, I went on a railtour…"
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"Hello DJ! A warm welcome to the SMJ site... There is plenty here to explore!! Peter"
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At 17:26 on November 11, 2013, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello DJ!

A warm welcome to the SMJ site...

There is plenty here to explore!!



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