‘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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"Hi Si, Yes I used to travel it daily and the Shell Filling site is indeed very clear…"

Gary replied Oct 18, 2013 to Banbury Merton Street approach from the air

2 Oct 18, 2013
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"That is looking really good. What compression did you use for the layout? I have loo…"

Gary replied Jul 28, 2013 to Lucas Bridge Towcester Model Layout

4 Aug 3, 2013
Reply by Brian Elphick

"Dave, Interesting pic and info. The bridge was repaired but the demolished span was…"

Gary replied Jul 8, 2013 to Fire Engine Rail-cars @ Kineton

1 Jul 8, 2013
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"Agreed sounds very interesting. Just wish I could be there on the 11th to see it."

Gary replied Apr 28, 2013 to Old Cine Film of the SMJ.

9 Apr 20, 2015
Reply by Jim Goodman

"I so wanted to come and support but I will be on the GCR for my dad's retirement. Mo…"

Gary replied Feb 15, 2013 to 2013 Get Together - up date, up date!

2 Feb 20, 2013
Reply by Si Donal

"Ettington is still largely intact too. The station has been extended and the goods s…"

Gary replied Jan 21, 2013 to remains of SMJ

13 May 27, 2013
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Have you gentlemen seen there is also a modelling section here too? I did make a sta…"

Gary replied Jan 6, 2013 to Drawings of Towcester Station

7 Jan 30, 2013
Reply by Brian Elphick

"Count me in too. As you say at the top of the page Andy: 'Gone but not forgotten: "…"

Gary replied Jan 2, 2013 to Towcester Museum 100 Club

27 Jan 21, 2013
Reply by John Evans

"Hi Richard, This section is the only main part the "Tourists" did not manage to wal…"

Gary replied Jan 2, 2013 to Salcey Forest Station Site

14 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Richard Woods

"Yes please. Be good to see such information. Thanks for everything so far."

Gary replied Dec 23, 2012 to Towcester Train Register Book

5 Dec 26, 2012
Reply by Barry Taylor

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