‘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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LMS BOXBOARD ----- SMJ LINE

Currently a boxboard from the line on offer on e bay. Ends  26th August.    Also a siver ewj  free pass was sold at auction recently for  £ 850 .  Pretty rare, nice it has survived .   Plus 2 cast iron smj bridge diamonds also sold  at auction quite…Continue

Started by ray w yesterday.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive Aug 13.

Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

   I was wondering if anybody could tell me what coaching stock was used on the SMJ between 1948-1952. I've started Building Byfield station building and managed to find basically what locos were used but coaches........? Can't seem to find…Continue

Started by Clive Aug 13.

The Campion Family: SMJ employees 5 Replies

I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if there are any registers, documents or other employee information that exists where I might be able to find out more about the following members of my family:1. Henry Campion   1830-1910  Lived in…Continue

Started by David Campion. Last reply by David Campion Jul 25.

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John Douglas posted a status
"Have you any info on Stephen Thompson please? I had a good spotter friend in Kettering in the 50's with that name and we travelled widely."
Jun 7
John Douglas posted a status
"My neighbour in Binton grew up in a cottage near the station. He remembers a guy called ‘Digger’ Stanley (from Stratford) in charge."
Apr 19, 2018
John Douglas posted a status
"Ref. Binton Station The site is being developed by Duchy Homes and the proposed layout is on http://www.duchyhomes.co.uk/welford#siteplan"
Mar 22, 2018
Stuart John Dodd commented on John Douglas's photo
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"This may work better  https://www.google.fr/maps/@52.1882493,-1.8649743,17.46z By the side of the B49 "
Jan 29, 2018
Stuart John Dodd commented on John Douglas's photo
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"Some of the ploughing engines survive, https://www.google.fr/maps/@52.1878642,-1.8645735,3a,60y,12.11h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s4OuJRLgUSVsK5pOe0Tipow!2e0!7i13312!8i6656"
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Dick Bodily commented on John Douglas's photo
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"must have been taken pre 1960 south link put in at Stratford. 48204 would have either have been allocated to Toton (18A) or Westhouses (18B) then, looks like the latter as far as I can make out. Either would not have been that usual I would have…"
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Binton

Steam collection at Binton
Aug 25, 2017
John Douglas replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
"Further to my mail, here is an extract from sales info. 'The site benefits from an outline planning permission for the erection of up to 24 dwellings, including retention of the existing Station House. Application Ref: 14/01391/OUT (with effect…"
Aug 25, 2017
John Douglas replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
"Ref Binton Station. Here are two photos ref the sale for housing development. John Douglas"
Aug 25, 2017
Peter S Lewis left a comment for John Douglas
"Hello John, Trawling through Search "Binton" I cam across this reference.. DVD "The Shakespeare Route - The SMJ" issued by Hillside Publishing in 2006?There's 60 minutes of SMJ footage over the years "with over 20…"
Aug 22, 2017
John Douglas left a comment for Peter S Lewis
"Are there any photographs of live steam at Binton? I have only found the attached."
Aug 22, 2017
John Douglas is now a member of The SMJ Society
Aug 14, 2017

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My planned move to Byfield has been cancelled but still going to SMJ territory at Binton.

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At 13:22 on August 22, 2017, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello John,

Trawling through Search "Binton" I cam across this reference..

DVD "The Shakespeare Route - The SMJ" issued by Hillside Publishing in 2006?There's 60 minutes of SMJ footage over the years "with over 20 different classes of engine in action".

..and there are a couple of shots of the traction engines at the Binton site..

Apart from that , nothing else located ..yet..Still searching!!

At 21:25 on August 14, 2017, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello John,

Thanks for rejoining!!

You may notice that the former SMJ site at Binton is on the market with outline planning permission for a number of houses..don't know what the former station building's future is though..

Peter

 
 
 

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