‘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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At 22:23 on July 5, 2013, Martin Fuller said…

Hi David, just found this excellent site, were avid SMJ followers, just love to walk anong those warwickshire by ways,,,must head your way on my boat sometime soon, Martin.

At 21:42 on July 8, 2010, Alan J Pack said…
Sorry David,
I got it wrong. The sound of the digger was heard at Stoke Bruerne. Not Roade. I can quite believe that. Hope you didn't mind my comment but as I was connected with the quarry I thought perhaps I should set the matter straight. I must look out for your book. Sounds as though it will be very interesting.
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At 21:29 on July 8, 2010, Alan J Pack said…
Just for your info. The digger at Blisworth which you could hear at Roade was a 5360 Ransomes & Rapier over-burden stripper running on its own rails. Not a dragline !!!
At 16:40 on September 21, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Hi David
It's come a long way hasn't it since I stood in for you at Towcester that year! Glad you are contributing, keeping the memory alive!

Andy
At 13:49 on June 12, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
David

Can you give me the details of your Railways of Northamptonshire book and I will mention it on the further reading page

Thanks

Andy
At 15:56 on June 11, 2009, Dick Bodily said…
David

Nothing to do with the SMJ but just to say how much I have enjoyed reading your book 'The Railways of Northamptonshire'. I think it's better written and researched than the other published works on the subject. As a result of being favourably impressed, although not really into canals I have since read your 'Waterways of Northamptonshire' and started getting interested in these as well, visiting Ellesmere Port museum on my way back from Wales recently. I also saw the butty boat 'Raymond' moored up near Stoke recently and wondered if you own it nowadays. Next on my reading list is 'Bread upon the Waters' which I bought the other day.

Best wishes
Dick
At 18:47 on April 13, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
David,

Good to have you with us!

Peter
At 23:12 on April 12, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
David. Its so good you have joined. I thank you so much for your help with my website all those years ago. Look where we are now! I hope you can add to the site and look forward to hearing from you

Andy
 
 
 

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