‘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 2 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 Jean Cholerton yesterday.

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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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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