‘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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NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 6 Replies

Hi allI'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Simon Dunkley 19 hours ago.

Train Simulator SMJ 7 Replies

For those interested in the Train Simulator 2014 side of life... I've begun modelling the SMJ railway in the route creator/editor, using terrain from imported Google Earth and imagery of the line from the SMJ days. As you'd expect, the route is…Continue

Started by Richard Woods. Last reply by Bob hawes Aug 8.

Barry's SMJ book 4 Replies

I see an advert for Volume 1 of Barry Taylor's SMJ history in RM. Apparently it will cover the E&WJR and N&BJR period pre SMJ and is being published by Black Dwarf mid-August, cost &25 plus p.p.Continue

Started by Dick Bodily. Last reply by Dick Bodily Aug 4.

SMJ Section on the Warwickshire Railways website

I have now added more information, much of it generic, to the Warwickshire Railways website. Please review it and advise me if there are any errors.…Continue

Started by mike musson Jul 29.

SMJ section on Warwickshire Railways website

I have now added more information, much of it generic, to the Warwickshire Railways website. Please review it and advise me if there are any errors.…Continue

Started by mike musson Jul 29.

Planning Application for Binton Station Site 5 Replies

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Rob Davidson Jun 2.

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Planning Application for Binton Station Site
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I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Davidson Jun 2.

Film show in Warwick 4th May with some SMJ interest
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From the midweek Stratford Herald comes notice of a film show in Warwick on 4th May of local archive footage including 'a railway signalman from Kineton who stayed at his post even after the last…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Thompson May 9, 2014.

Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Jun 18, 2014.

 

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Jul 7
Rob Davidson replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
Jun 2
Simon Stevens replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
"Details now available here: Binton station site advert POA unfortunately. Anybody interested?!"
Jun 2
Simon Stevens replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
"The Binton station site is now for sale through Peter Clarke estate agents in Stratford, no details on their website yet though. Great opportunity for a deep pocketed SMJ enthusiast!"
May 24
Simon Stevens replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
"I took a walk to Binton today and was reminded to check up on the status of this application - outline permission was granted on 11th March 2016.  There is, however, no sign of any activity at the site.  I've posted some photos from…"
May 31, 2016
Simon Stevens posted photos
May 31, 2016
Simon Stevens replied to Gary's discussion 'Station Totems / running in boards'
"We ate at the recently reopened Three Horseshoes in Wixford yesterday, their decor has a railway theme with lots of posters and a Stratford upon Avon sign similar to the Towcester one Dick describes in the first post. Judging by it's perfect…"
Apr 9, 2016
Simon Stevens commented on Dick Bodily's page The SMJR in Books and Magazine Articles - A List
"Hi Dick, The Trains now Departed is published by Preface Publishing, glad to see it has the society's seal of approval.  The Redditch & Evesham line is from Oakwood Press. Simon"
Oct 1, 2015
Simon Stevens commented on Dick Bodily's page The SMJR in Books and Magazine Articles - A List
"I've found a couple of fairly recent books with SMJR content: First, The Trains Now Departed: Sixteen Excursions into the Lost Delights of Britain's Railways by Michael Williams has a chapter describing the SMJR and its history;…"
Sep 29, 2015
Simon Stevens replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'M40 motorway'
"I think you can see the start of the deviation in the distance in Nigel's photo here: http://thesmjr.ning.com/photo/north-end-smj-016"
Mar 19, 2015
Simon Stevens replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'M40 motorway'
"My M40 reminiscence might help with the construction date - I moved to Rowington in September 1989 and was able, on a Sunday afternoon shortly before the motorway opened, to cycle from near Hockley Heath to Junction 16, mostly in the lane three…"
Mar 17, 2015
Simon Stevens replied to Barry Taylor's discussion 'M40 motorway'
"The 1:25000 OS map shows a kink to the new alignment over the M40 bridge, under the B4100 and in to the DSDA depot, a distance of about 0.7 miles.  It doesn't look such a kink on the aerial view but you can see the original alignment on…"
Mar 14, 2015
Peter S Lewis left a comment for Simon Stevens
"Hello Simon, Thanks for the info re the phisher... Action has been taken. Sorry if it caused inconvenience.. you have confirmed our suspicions. Thanks again.. Peter"
Nov 30, 2014
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Aug 19, 2014
Peter S Lewis replied to Simon Stevens's discussion 'Planning Application for Binton Station Site'
"Thanks for this update Simon."
Jun 28, 2014
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Planning Application for Binton Station Site

I've just been told by friends from Welford that there's a planning application to redevelop the Binton Station site:Binton Station Planning Application May 2014"Outline application for the development of up to 24 dwellings and change of use of existing Station House (Office) to residential"Hopefully the railway buildings will be sympathetically treated.Cheers,SimonSee More
Jun 27, 2014

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At 18:50 on November 30, 2014, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Simon,

Thanks for the info re the phisher...

Action has been taken.

Sorry if it caused inconvenience.. you have confirmed our suspicions.

Thanks again..

Peter

At 13:10 on April 20, 2014, Peter S Lewis said…

Simon,

Maybe some photos will turn up!!

Peter

At 8:38 on April 20, 2014, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Simon,

Welcome to the SMJ site..

We shall look forward to your contributions to the site.. and seeing members of Broom Historical Society joining.. with their wealth of photos(???)

Peter (Bidford-on-Avon)

 
 
 

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