‘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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This shows a local historian exploring Byfield, about 25 - 30 mins into it he looks at the site of Byfield stationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUkTcCWk4YkThis shows steam on the Paddington…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily on Saturday.

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 24 Replies

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.

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I see that an old SMJ rulebook from 1919 went for £133 on e-bay today.Anyone on here the lucky purchaser?…Continue

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Corby Model Railway Exhibition

Just a quick note to let anyone who is interested know that my 'O' gauge model based on Blisworth SMJ will be on show at the Corby Model Railway Exhibition, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October.…Continue

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Rare colour photo of SMJ No.14 at Blisworth!

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"I've been through all my books on the SMJ and according to Barry Taylor's book it's called Towcester East Junction. The only other reference I could find is in the "Track Layout Diagrams of the GWR and BR (W.R.) Section 29 the…"
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"George Hall was appointed as one of the joint managers when the company was placed into receivership. There's a bit more info in Barry Taylor's excellent book on page 111. There were four others appointed, Alexander George Dickson, Thomas…"
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Jim Goodman commented on Graham Ward's blog post '1875 timetable'
"Hi Graham, Thank you for posting, I don't think I've seen this timetable before. What's interesting is the connections at Fenny Compton, never seen any advertised there before, that's why I'm certain I've never seen it!…"
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