‘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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Video: Stratford-upon-Avon to Towcester

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Started by Graham Ward Jul 28.

Binton Station

As I was in the vicinity this week I visited my old stamping ground of over sixty years ago, the former SMJ station at Binton. The former goods shed has been demolished, 24 upmarket dwellings have been constructed in the old yard and the former…Continue

Started by Paul Stratford Apr 23.

Would the GCR have gone via Towcester? 14 Replies

Looking through Mac Hawkins book on the GCR then and now, he mentions that the GCR were thinking of running a line connecting Brackley to Northampton and had provisionally made a mound ready for a platform to be later constructed but they dropped…Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson Apr 18.

EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 13 Replies

Hello All,I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can see it has the initials EWJR and return empty to Ettington, which all fits in with the real world.It was listed…Continue

Started by Jim Goodman. Last reply by Jim Goodman Apr 18.

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Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private r…

Started by Dave Hayward

8 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by Colin Franklin

Scam

Like others I have received the same scam message, my strong advice is delete it immediately and clear it from your 'recycled bin'. It will…

Started by Dave Hayward

0 Dec 24, 2020

Michael Mccarthy

Add me to the list of recipients of this unusual email. This is the second message from him this year and the second time I've deleted it!…

Started by Steve Purcell

3 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Graham Ward

Michael Mccarthy

Received an unusual email from the above gentleman, does anyone know him?

Started by Paul Stratford

0 Dec 24, 2020

Rights of way on old smj trackbeds

As a wellesbourne Walker whose interest in railways and the oks smj in particular, are there restrictions on all or any sections of the smj…

Started by Peter Vale-Humphreys

4 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Hugh Jones

SMJ maps and booklet

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…

Started by Gordon Hopkinson

9 Dec 17, 2020
Reply by Simon Dunkley

Single track?

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

Started by Nicholas Hemming

1 Dec 7, 2020
Reply by Gary

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 Bradsha…

Started by Gordon Hopkinson

0 Nov 9, 2020

1959 rail tour

Also full details and timings of this tour on --rail tours 1959-- website with some nice photos of 45091

Started by ray w

1 Oct 1, 2020
Reply by Simon Stevens

Sunday 9th August 1959 "Grafton " rail tour

Just found this ticket for above rail tour around East Midlands taking in Blisworth, Byfield and Woodford Halse, where 45091 was used. Ther…

Started by ray w

0 Sep 29, 2020

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