‘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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Footage of the SMJR

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 Jun 20.

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.

Station Masters

Stationmasters_Revised_January_2022.xlsxChris Hillyard on the Facebook Group "Railways Of Northamptonshire and…Continue

Started by Graham Ward Feb 7.

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Lives in Brackley, Northants and is a volunteer signalman on the Severn Valley Railway. Enjoys all aspects of local railway history. 

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At 17:13 on April 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…
At 17:10 on April 5, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Paul,

Good point!

Though we're not just in cyber space!

We had a get together in Stratford last year...and something is being planned for 2016...in anticipation of 150 years since the line began..

SMJ150...!! There is a thread in the forum on the subject, I think!

Kind regards,

Peter

At 22:28 on March 31, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Paul,

I think most of us fall into the same category...either being aware of the railway in our childhood, then coming across it, so to speak , in another age and time....

It is fascinating to hear/read about the line in its heyday..although, I think, it never really had one.....Still, it was, and is, part of the landscape of the area....you can still see the remains..!

Kind regards,

Peter

At 21:01 on March 31, 2015, Peter S Lewis said…

hello Paul,

A warm welcome to the SMJ site!

Do you have any connections with the line?

Peter

 
 
 

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