‘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

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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

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At 7:51 on January 14, 2022, Dick Bodily said…

David and Jon

There is a OO gauge layout of the stations of the Newport Branch at the Milton Keynes Museum in the Transport Hall. Obviously the line between the four stations ( Wolverton, New Bradwell, Great Linford and Newport itself) is very compressed but the stations are detailed. I will try to get some photos of it. I often cycle the route from near Wolverton to Newport.  the only real evidence that it was ever a railway is the platform of Great Linford station which has been preserved. The site of  Newport station has been completely built over with a new road layout in the area too.

At 10:34 on January 13, 2022, David Littlewood-Tysoe said…

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 that.

At 10:10 on January 13, 2022, David Littlewood-Tysoe said…

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 long-standing project to model the station. If you have any material not included in Bill West’s book or other published sources I would be very interested to learn of it. Apart from my page here I can be contacted at David.littlewoodtysoe[at]orange.fr (just replace the [at] with the usual symbol). Best wishes, DALT.

At 23:26 on September 28, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…
Jon,

We shall look forward to your pictures!!

Peter
At 10:39 on September 28, 2018, Peter S Lewis said…

Hello Jon,

Welcome to the SMJ site!

What brings you here?

Peter

 
 
 

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