‘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

2F WDs working to Bristol

In the 1950s/60s we had a regular working of a 2F Woodford Halse WD to Bristol. I was always intrigued by how they got there. Does anybody know if that was via the SMJR please?Continue

Started by Bob Bishop on Friday.

Talk to Welford Local History Society

I live in Welford on Avon which now incorporates the former Binton Station with its recent housing development.The local history society is currently planning its 2022/23 programme of events and talks and would be keen to include a talk on the…Continue

Started by John Read Oct 8.

Broom Junction station site for sale 2 Replies

Great opportunity for an SMJ enthusiast perhaps.  I'm not sure what you could actually do with this site though!…Continue

Started by Simon Stevens. Last reply by Simon Stevens Oct 4.

Salvaged track bolts 2 Replies

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Russ Firth Oct 3.

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"It was single track yes, although engineered to double, apart from Goldicote Cutting…"

Gary replied Dec 7, 2020 to Single track?

1 Dec 7, 2020
Reply by Gary

"I used to know someone who lived at Wood End and they had a bucket of bits that kept…"

Gary replied Feb 11, 2020 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16, 2020
Reply by Jack Freuville

"I would indeed be interested thank you. "

Gary replied Feb 11, 2020 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16, 2020
Reply by Jack Freuville

"My two passions in one place - trains and aeroplanes...According to the narrative in…"

Gary replied Jan 24, 2020 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16, 2020
Reply by Jack Freuville

"Thanks Gents.For some reason I had in my mind they only went at 25mph.I do know, fro…"

Gary replied Feb 1, 2019 to Line Speed

5 Feb 23, 2019
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"On a group on Facebook regarding the GCR and the remains, the fact that the platform…"

Gary replied Jan 10, 2017 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"It would appear indeed that they had a potential vested interest Dick. A quick look…"

Gary replied Jan 1, 2017 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"I initially thought that too Jim but the difference in elevation between the two sta…"

Gary replied Dec 21, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"Cheers Nigel. You know I have looked at that view many times, even photographed it m…"

Gary replied Dec 20, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"Finally managed to get to see the exhibition last weekend.It is a brilliant piece of…"

Gary replied Dec 16, 2016 to Towcester Museum -n SMJR exhibition

12 Dec 16, 2016
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