‘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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SMJ Forum

Single track?

Would I be right in assuming that the SMJ was single track all the way apart from passing loops at the stations?Continue

Started by Nicholas Hemming Nov 12.

working timetables.

Hello,Does anyone have a timetable of just about the time the line closed to passengers please? I only have a reprint of the 1936 Bradshaws.Also, were parcels trains ever routed along the SMJ during BR days?Finally what was the intensity of freight…Continue

Started by Gordon Hopkinson Nov 9.

SMJ maps and booklet 3 Replies

Hello, I live in Southern Alberta, Canada and I'm nearer to 80 than 70. Methinks it is time to reduce my railwayana before it is consigned to the trash. Heaven forbid! My model railway is set in about 1953 and based on a ficticious branch running…Continue

Started by Gordon Hopkinson. Last reply by Steve Johns Nov 1.

MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING 13 Replies

There was a public level crossing between Blakesley and Morton Pinkney, complete with a gatehouse.Does anyone know how this was operated?Presumably the gates must have been manual and kept closed against road traffic.Early Working Timetables mention…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Barry Taylor Oct 25.

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Nov 4
Steve Johns replied to Gordon Hopkinson's discussion 'SMJ maps and booklet'
"Hi Gordon, Yes I do live in the UK on the Warwickshire, Oxfordshire border near Banbury. Yes I do have a Paypal account so could certainly do it that way. As you say, the registered would be my option too. It works out at about £20. If…"
Nov 1
Steve Johns replied to Gordon Hopkinson's discussion 'SMJ maps and booklet'
"Hello Gordon, I would be interested in the 48"x 191/2" map of Broom Junction if you still have it. Regards Steve"
Oct 31
Steve Johns replied to Greg Wye's discussion 'Bidford-on-Avon station photos'
"Hi Greg, Go to members on the index at the top of the page and look for Mike Musson. Steve"
Aug 17
Steve Johns replied to Clive's discussion 'Concrete sleepers'
"Hi Clive, The points would still be wooden sleepered. Steve"
Jul 31
Steve Johns replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Mark, Long time no see. I think the last time we met was at the NEC when you were operating Kineton a couple of years ago. My partner Jenny works at Kineton Manor. I will endeavour to get to the L&WMRS club rooms one day. The problem is,…"
May 30
Steve Johns replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Jim, I will be moving to Oxhill just south of Kineton into the heart of SMJ country. Steve"
May 21
Steve Johns replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Jim, The DX is as yet unbuilt as i'm in the process of moving house so everything is packed away at the moment. When built it will be in SMJ livery and i'm intending to build stock to go with it. I had a look at Warwickshire Railways…"
May 20
Steve Johns replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Jim, I was also thinking of building one in 4mm scalefour to sit behind my ex LNWR DX goods No 7. Steve"
May 18
Steve Johns replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Jim, It's understood that Bassett-Lowke models were fairly accurate representations livery wise. Steve"
May 10
Steve Johns replied to Clive's discussion 'Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952'
"Clive, From photographs in various books on the SMJ it seems that the non-corridor brake 3rds tended to be of LMS diagram 1703 period 1 and diagram 1735 period 2. Steve."
Oct 16, 2019

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Which station was not on the SMJ network?
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At 0:10 on March 2, 2010, Peter S Lewis said…
Hello Steve,

I hope that the site exceeds your expectations!

Peter
At 0:10 on March 2, 2010, Peter S Lewis said…
WELCOME!

Welcome and thanks for joining The Rail Tube Network! We have channels for the Steam lover (Steam Tube), Diesel (Diesel Tube), Electric (Electric Tube) and one for those who like their railways 'not there any more!' (Disused Tube). We also have a railway news channel (RTN News International) where you can sign up and add your own railway news as well as reading the lastest railway news from around the globe. We have a monthly newsletter channel (On-Shed), where, every month you get a summary of activity on the network as well as railway news from around the world. If that wasn't enough we have 3 specialist channels about railways important to us here at The Rail Tube Network, The Honeybourne LIne, The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway and Sidmouth Junction, click the links at the top of each page and have a look around - sign up and join in!
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