‘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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"Barry, Ignore my previous reply, have a look at what Si had to say about this crossi…"

Dick Bodily replied Mar 20, 2015 to MORTON PINKNEY LEVEL CROSSING

14 Apr 17, 2021
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"This looks like being a meeting up of SMJR locos as well as being a celebration of W…"

Dick Bodily replied Mar 10, 2015 to Woodford 50th Anniversary

4 Apr 2, 2015
Reply by Tim Poultney

"Robin Thanks also for posting this, both articles now added to the relevent webpage…"

Dick Bodily replied Nov 14, 2014 to Another magazine article on the SMJ

2 Jan 21, 2015
Reply by Barry Dunwoody

"Robin Great stuff! There's a famous photo of the Claud at Kings Cross complete with…"

Dick Bodily replied Nov 11, 2014 to Article in the Meccano Magazine (Aug 1956) describing the SMJR Railtour

5 Jan 16, 2016
Reply by Robin Cullup

"Found a picture of Helmdon GC campsite next to E&W line on this website follow l…"

Dick Bodily replied Nov 6, 2014 to Helmdon

23 Nov 16, 2014
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Slightly of subject but equally relevant to Helmdon, did the Northampton & Banbu…"

Dick Bodily replied Nov 6, 2014 to Helmdon

23 Nov 16, 2014
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"That's great news Barry."

Dick Bodily replied Sep 28, 2014 to Books

6 Sep 28, 2014
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Agreed John, and I've updated the page accordingly to put this omission right. It's…"

Dick Bodily replied Sep 26, 2014 to Books

6 Sep 28, 2014
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"There's a lot of material available For books and magazine articles follow this lin…"

Dick Bodily replied Sep 7, 2014 to Books

6 Sep 28, 2014
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"Can confirm that there was a foot crossing between Blakesley Bridge 24 and Dunkley's…"

Dick Bodily replied Jun 8, 2014 to Tiffield Station Site

37 Jun 8, 2014
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