‘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

DVD on the SMJ 2 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 David Mead on Wednesday.

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 Oct 15.

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.

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"Jack Usually these so called books that Barry mentioned are simply copied entries f…"

Dick Bodily replied Jun 24, 2016 to Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway Jody Iosias

3 Jun 24, 2016
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Thanks for info about publication, Robin."

Dick Bodily replied Jun 2, 2016 to Mystery line that never was. Did the East & West seek to expand into Bucks?

6 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"Thanks Barry that's useful info, So the map must have been made much later than 1850…"

Dick Bodily replied Jun 1, 2016 to Mystery line that never was. Did the East & West seek to expand into Bucks?

6 Jan 14, 2017
Reply by NIGEL

"What July 2016!"

Dick Bodily replied May 25, 2016 to Your museum needs you!

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"There was definitely at least one totem at Towcester, photos exist."

Dick Bodily replied Apr 12, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"One thing I particularly remember at Blakesley station was an oil lantern attached t…"

Dick Bodily replied Apr 10, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Gary, By coincidence I was at Towcester Museum today and was shown two running in b…"

Dick Bodily replied Feb 19, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Richard,  Between the closure and 8th November the track was being progressively lif…"

Dick Bodily replied Feb 6, 2016 to 1964 train register book from Towcester.

4 Feb 6, 2016
Reply by Richard Pike

"Although official closure from Blisworth Ironstone to Woodford West was 3rd February…"

Dick Bodily replied Feb 4, 2016 to 1964 train register book from Towcester.

4 Feb 6, 2016
Reply by Richard Pike

"During the war if not later there were still 'linesmen' daily walking sections. I re…"

Dick Bodily replied Jan 21, 2016 to Motor Trolley Workings

5 Mar 7, 2016
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