‘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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MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 12 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Ian Merivale on Monday.

SMJ rides again? Broom to Stratford Greenway Proposal

From Bidford on Avon Parish council comes news of the Avon and Arrow Greenway Project whose latest newsletter is here: August 2020 AAGP…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens Sep 14.

Bidford-on-Avon station photos 2 Replies

Hello folks - I'm interested in sourcing any historical photos of Bidford-on-Avon station and wondering if anyone here could help point me in the right direction? (There are a few on…Continue

Started by Greg Wye. Last reply by Greg Wye Aug 30.

Stored coaches 4 Replies

This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines March 12th issue that there were over three hundred…Continue

Started by Alan Brant. Last reply by Ian Mathews Aug 16.

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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…Continue

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"Hello Steve, I have added you as a guest to my family tree on www.ancestry.co.uk It is 'David Campion family tree 1'. I think you just need your e.mail address to access it.  My e.mail address is: dcampion66@gmail.co.uk This is a…"
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"Re: The Campion family and the SMJ I have continued working on my family history and some information about the above members is on the Ancestry website. (www.ancestry.co.uk I'm not sure if you have to be a member to access it but if you can…"
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David Campion replied to David Campion's discussion 'The Campion Family: SMJ employees'
"Hello Nick, That's a very useful and a very detailed response. I will book a day in London and hope their photocopier is working! Many thanks for that. I will post a reply on my return. David"
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Nick Meredith replied to David Campion's discussion 'The Campion Family: SMJ employees'
"The National Archive at Kew has the staff record book from the start of the SMJ railway through to weeks before the grouping. It is a large format book so has to be viewed in the maps reading room. Each employee has a section of a page, with a…"
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David Campion replied to David Campion's discussion 'The Campion Family: SMJ employees'
"Hello Dick. I am embarrassed. I forgot to mention that I have a copy of the Jordan book but I do appreciate the fact that you took the time and trouble to respond. I think my next step will be to visit the archives at the National Rail Museum in…"
Jun 24, 2019
Dick Bodily replied to David Campion's discussion 'The Campion Family: SMJ employees'
"There's a photo of ganger  A Campion at Kineton on Page 94 of Jordan's SMJR book and ones of Jim and Harry Campion on Page 25. It says also on Page 25 that Jim was a ganger who later became an Acting Inspector at Towcester and…"
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The Campion Family: SMJ employees

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 Luddington. From 1881 onwards was a plate layer.         His son2. John Campion     1861-1939  Lived in Stratford.     From 1891 onwards was a plate layer. Later moved to                                                                                   …See More
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At 15:52 on February 23, 2019, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello David,

A warm welcome to the SMJ site.

What brings you here?

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