‘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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SMJR Logo 4 Replies

Hi ThereI’m planning to print some water slide decals of the EWJR and the SMJR in 4 mm scale.Can anybody help me sort out the size and color scheme?For the size; following photos, this would be between 3 and 4 mm in 1/76For the EWJR Garter I…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jim Goodman Aug 4.

Footage of the SMJR 1 Reply

Hello, I found your forum searching for the SMJR. I've just uploaded a digitised version of old cine film footage of the line to my Youtube channel. I will be selling the original Hillside cine film soon along with a few others I've collected…Continue

Started by G Essex Random Railways. Last reply by Jim Goodman Jul 3.

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.

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Lost Railways of Warwickshire
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In case anyone's interested, my book "Lost Railways of Warwickshire", published by Countryside Books, is now in the shops. Chapter 7 is devoted to the SMJ. I acknowledge my debt to this website in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geoffrey Kingscott Nov 13, 2009.

Midland Railway Society
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The latest issue (no. 41, Autumn 2009) of the Journal of the Midland Railway Society features the SMJ, with a major article by Maurice Jeyes giving a personal view of working locomotives on the line…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Bodily Nov 6, 2009.


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At 17:13 on March 14, 2010, Andy Thompson said…

Have you any contacts who might be able to do something with the layout for us?

At 13:28 on November 13, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
This book covers the main and branch lines built in the county in the early days of steam, mainly by the LNWR and GWR companies. By the turn of the 20th century lines began to close, made uneconomic by the rise of motorised transport. Illustrated.
But Geoffrey's book at Amazon - click here
At 21:14 on October 20, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Nice to have your input Geoffrey

At 16:24 on October 20, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Hello Geoffrey!

Welcome to the site!
I hope you like what you see here!


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