‘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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"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
Reply by Nick Meredith

"Too true, Pat !!!"

Dick Bodily replied Jan 19, 2016 to Bridge near weedon lois

5 Jan 19, 2016
Reply by Dick Bodily

"If the bridge parapet in question is midway between Weston and Culworth Crossroads o…"

Dick Bodily replied Jan 16, 2016 to Bridge near weedon lois

5 Jan 19, 2016
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Mark Can't remember if it was you but someone was after pix of Kineton. I put in a s…"

Dick Bodily replied Dec 23, 2015 to Kineton Station at the National N Gauge Show

2 Jan 15, 2016
Reply by Nick Meredith

"Barry, A gentleman I used to know who died last year aged 104, claimed that he had t…"

Dick Bodily replied Apr 16, 2015 to 1914 BRIGHTON POSTER

8 Jun 17, 2015
Reply by Douglas d'Enno

"Probably using a regular SMJ service with a change of trains to a LNWR excursion at…"

Dick Bodily replied Apr 14, 2015 to 1914 BRIGHTON POSTER

8 Jun 17, 2015
Reply by Douglas d'Enno

"Have added to webpage, Cheers Nigel"

Dick Bodily replied Apr 6, 2015 to SMJR nicknames

3 Apr 6, 2015
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Nick, I should imagine there would be quite a few SMJR Society members who would wel…"

Dick Bodily replied Apr 3, 2015 to SMJ150. 150 years since the railway arrived at Towcester

12 Apr 6, 2015
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Tim, Is this the site of the OLD Yard on top of what's left of the embankment? Dick"

Dick Bodily replied Apr 1, 2015 to Woodford 50th Anniversary

4 Apr 2, 2015
Reply by Tim Poultney

"Barry It's since occured to me that as this was a crossing for the Grafton Hunt it w…"

Dick Bodily replied Mar 21, 2015 to MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING

14 Apr 17, 2021
Reply by Andrew Emmerson


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