‘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

Evesham Redditch & Stratford-upon-Avon Junction Railway 8 Replies

Did this railway (as opposed to the East & West Junction Railway) go into receivership - if so, when. And when did it come out of receivership?Continue

Started by Richard Maund. Last reply by Richard Maund Feb 11.

Bidford-on-Avon 5 Replies

Shall we bring this discussion under the proper heading!So far as the OS plan surveyed 1885, published 1886, is concerned: the OS liked - wherever they could  - to have text running parallel to the top and bottom borders. When they came to add the…Continue

Started by Richard Maund. Last reply by Richard Maund Feb 10.

North End and Warwick Road stations? 57 Replies

Some time ago we ahd an interesting and lively discussion on the mystery station at Tiffield, which added quite a lot to our collective knowledge.I've recently been looking closely at two of the other mystery stations- at North End (sometimes…Continue

Started by Barry Taylor. Last reply by Richard Maund Jan 27.

1873 timetable 4 Replies

Page 12 of Arthur Jordan's book features a full page reproduction of the E&WJ public timetable handbill for August 1873. Does anyone know where the original of that handbill is preserved?Incidentally, the timetable itself formed the basis of…Continue

Started by Richard Maund. Last reply by Barry Taylor Jan 25.

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"SMJ buttons are not that common. I have seen them go for £200 in the past although this one at GCRA auctions was just £50"
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Richard Maund replied to Richard Maund's discussion 'Evesham Redditch & Stratford-upon-Avon Junction Railway'
"Bradshaw's Shareholders' Manual for 1891 makes no mention of the STMJR being in the receiver's hands at that date - so it looks as though the date of 27 May 1898 was correct, after all."
Feb 11
Richard Maund replied to Richard Maund's discussion 'Bidford-on-Avon'
"The brickworks owner has wrongly been identified  (Taylor vol. 2, p.10) as Lill - according to 1901 Census details he was Edward J Sill (with an 'S') - and the SMJ minute book confirms that spelling."
Feb 10
Richard Maund replied to Richard Maund's discussion 'Bidford-on-Avon'
"Having done their initial deal with Lill in 1909 for use of the brickworks site for public traffic (the alterations for which apparently were reported to the BoT), why would the SMJ subsequently bother to go to the expense of a new siding and ground…"
Feb 7
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Bidford-on-Avon

Shall we bring this discussion under the proper heading!So far as the OS plan surveyed 1885, published 1886, is concerned: the OS liked - wherever they could  - to have text running parallel to the top and bottom borders. When they came to add the…See More
Feb 6
Barry Taylor replied to Richard Maund's discussion 'Bidford-on-Avon'
"I think that we can now agree that there was definitely a siding behind Bidford station platform? The problem is dating the photograph. I have two prints in front of me as I write, both with info on the reverse. One has, in two different hands, the…"
Jan 28
Richard Maund replied to Richard Maund's discussion 'Bidford-on-Avon'
"Re-reading that Herald piece in issue of 25 March 1881: "17th ult" means 'last Thursday' not 17th of last month - so Bidford passenger opening date was Thursday 17 March 1881. That ties in with the railway's…"
Jan 28

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