‘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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Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a linkNewport Pagnell OO gauge - MK…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily on Saturday.

Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 3 Replies

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeIContinue

Started by Ron Johnson. Last reply by Dick Bodily on Wednesday.

DVD on the SMJ 3 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.

2F WDs working to Bristol 5 Replies

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. Last reply by CLIVE BOARDMAN Dec 3, 2021.

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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
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"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
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"I would indeed be interested thank you. "

Gary replied Feb 11, 2020 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16, 2020
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"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
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"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
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"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, 2021
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"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, 2021
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"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, 2021
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"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, 2021
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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