‘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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u-tube videos that might be of interest

This shows a local historian exploring Byfield, about 25 - 30 mins into it he looks at the site of Byfield stationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUkTcCWk4YkThis shows steam on the Paddington…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily on Saturday.

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY 24 Replies

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

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by John Evans Dec 1.

John Jennings

Following the sad loss of John Jennings, a stalwart of the SMJ and our society, Mike Musson set up a page on his site. The whole sit is well worth a visit as it overlaps with us here at the SMJ society     Go take a look…Continue

Started by Andy Thompson Nov 28.

The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour 12 Replies

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great War as the patriotic duty to volunteer was overwhelming.  Railwaymen were technically exempt but many chose to…Continue

Tags: of, Honour, Roll, War, SMJR

Started by John Jennings. Last reply by Jim Brown Nov 23.

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At 10:05 on April 19, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…

Kirsty..we'll try to make contact with Binton people for you on the site!!

Purpose of visit..to get a close look at, and photograph exterior and interior of buildings before they are either demolished or altered beyond recognition!!

Peter

At 8:37 on April 19, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…

Kirsty,

Hope this finds you well!!

Will there be an opportunity for me to get inside the site and buildings at Binton before development starts? I live down the road at Bidford-on-Avon..so easy for me to get there!!

Will the original buildings be demolished??

Peter

At 18:18 on March 23, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Kirsty,

Welcome to the SMJ site.

Am I correct in linking your e-mail address with the developers of the former SMJ station at Binton?

Peter

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