‘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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Burton Dassett Cableway 1 Reply

Please find attached a copy of the OS 6" map 1888 - 1913 series that illustrates the subject cable-way (called a tramway on the map) and also the Burton Dassett sidings. This cable-way is mentioned by Arthur Jordan in hos book on the SMJ at pp45, he…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Mark Reader Feb 22.

Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom 6 Replies

Hello everyone, I've just signed up. I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast originally from Dorset; my earliest memory is of being on the train from Wareham to Swanage. I see a few familiar names on here so some of you may know me from the Scalefour…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Jan 22.

Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway 8 Replies

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private research I am intending to share with a small informal group of enthusiasts, it would be greatly…Continue

Started by Dave Hayward. Last reply by Colin Franklin Dec 30, 2020.

Michael Mccarthy 2 Replies

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.Continue

Started by Paul Loveday. Last reply by Nicholas Hemming Dec 30, 2020.

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Jean Cholerton replied to Michael Roake's discussion 'Walking the SMJ'
"Hello Michael, Our 1/2 mile stretch of the SMJ trackbed is now a nature reserve, supported by the Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire volunteers. They, and my husband`s hard toil has transformed it from a dark tunnel of mainly Hawthorn on the…"
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At 14:00 on January 6, 2015, Andy Thompson said…

I look forward to seeing the video Peter! I'm a bit worried about the Binton stations site - anyone got any money??  Andy

At 22:05 on January 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Jean,

Still, you have the vivid memories!

Peter

At 21:39 on January 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Jean,

Thank you for the invite....I'll look out for Little Haven now!!

Question...???? Any photos of that last train????

Kind regards,

Peter 

At 16:03 on January 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Jean,

It so happens that I live in Bidford...Jubilee Close!!!

You probably have a good few tales to tell re the SMJ.. I think the members would be most interested to see anything that can add to the overall history of the line as published here....!!

And the GWR link.... I'm positively drooling over the prospects of more history!!!

Kind regards,

Peter S Lewis

At 15:54 on January 4, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Jean,

A warm welcome to the SMJ site!

Peter

 
 
 

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