‘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' 

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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.

Warley Poster

Interesting to see Broom Junction layout photo on posters and adverts for the Warley Model Railway Show this weekend.Continue

Started by Dick Bodily Nov 21.

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At 8:45 on August 5, 2017, David John Fisher said…


William Stratford was a porter at Kineton Station also a member of the church choir at Kineton. He is remembered on Kineton War Memorial and a Memorial Service was held for him in St Peters Church, Kineton on Sunday  Oct 31st 1915 conducted by Rev Yerburgh.

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At 19:21 on December 12, 2010, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello David,


What memories....!!

Andy Thompson is the creator of the site..and he lives in Devon! But he has connections with Towcester...and I live at the other end of the line, in Bidford-on-Avon!


Glad you enjoy what you have found so far....!!


Kind regards,



At 17:37 on December 6, 2010, Peter S Lewis said…
Hello David,

Thank you for joining our friendly site.
I feel sure that you will find plenty to hold your interest here.

Kind regards,


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