‘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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"I can categorically confirm that apart from the demolition trains the very last work…"

John Jennings replied May 25, 2016 to The very last train at Stratford Old Town Station [SMJ]

8 May 26, 2016
Reply by Richard Maund

"I am pretty certain that Towcester was the only ex SMJ station to have a BR totem, t…"

John Jennings replied Mar 13, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"The GWR 2251 class locos that regularly visited Stratford Old Town yards were never…"

John Jennings replied Jan 23, 2016 to Memories

5 Jan 23, 2016
Reply by John Jennings

"The 1919 Rule Book is the standard RCH rulebook that nearly all of the pre group com…"

John Jennings replied Jan 18, 2016 to SMJ Rulebook

6 Dec 26, 2016
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"For the record the Collet 2251 locos were always based at the former GWR loco shed j…"

John Jennings replied Jun 14, 2015 to Memories

5 Jan 23, 2016
Reply by John Jennings

"Although there are a lot of sources available and Dick has already pointed you in th…"

John Jennings replied Sep 25, 2014 to Books

6 Sep 28, 2014
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Simon I have found one image of the Arrow river bridge. It negative 7496 in the T E…"

John Jennings replied May 27, 2014 to Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom

6 Jan 22
Reply by Simon Stevens

" Simon Sorry for a late reply but it has taken me sometime to check whether any ima…"

John Jennings replied May 13, 2014 to Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom

6 Jan 22
Reply by Simon Stevens

"Further to photos I have already posted of the events of 24/4/65 and the comments on…"

John Jennings replied Apr 20, 2014 to Goldicot Cutting Photograph

7 Apr 20, 2014
Reply by John Jennings

"The attached file may provide some background to the Sunday trains."

John Jennings replied Sep 5, 2013 to Sunday trains

9 Sep 5, 2013
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