‘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"
Hi ThereI’m planning to print some water slide decals of the EWJR and the SMJR in 4 mm scale.Can anybody help me sort out the size and color scheme?For the size; following photos, this would be between 3 and 4 mm in 1/76For the EWJR Garter I…Continue
Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jim Goodman Aug 4.
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. Last reply by Jim Goodman Jul 3.
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.
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.
"Jon, I’m obviously having a bad day - my autocorrect keeps changing P-a-g-n-e-l-l to ‘Parnell’, and I meant Bill Simpson, not Bill West (both local authors but I do know the difference between their works, honest!). Sorry about…"
"Jon, greetings from foggy Aquitaine, hope you don’t mind this approach but I’ve just spotted your comment to Peter mentioning your interest in the Newport Parnell railway. As a Nupput lad I also have an interest in the line and have a…"
"Peter, belatedly réalisé I never responded to your ‘welcome’ comment, apologies. I have several links to the SMJ, having grown up not so far away at Newport Parnell. My grandfather, a railwayman like his father and…"
"Doesn’t look like the WCML so reckon it must be the SMJ. Feel I ought to know where Roade used to play cricket, but memory is too hazy to recall right now. Anyway that delivery from left of shot was definitely a ‘no ball’ by…"