‘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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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 yesterday.

Black & White photos of the SMJ

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 on Thursday.

Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum 1 Reply

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a linkNewport Pagnell OO gauge - MK…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily on Wednesday.

DVD on the SMJ 3 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.

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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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