‘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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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 on Friday.

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 Nov 24.

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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"I think the line (actual !!) speed is reflected in the acronym "SMJ"!! "Slow, Mouldi…"

Peter S Lewis replied Feb 23, 2019 to Line Speed

5 Feb 23, 2019
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"The synopsis of this book..a new one to me(!) on Abe Books website is rather telling…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jun 24, 2016 to Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway Jody Iosias

3 Jun 24, 2016
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"I have in my possession, obtained for the princely sum of £6-00 in an Alcester chari…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 17, 2016 to SMJ Rulebook

6 Dec 26, 2016
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Hello Phil, What memories! I lived in /near Wootton Wawen, so my memories of the SMJ…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jun 2, 2015 to Memories

5 Jan 23, 2016
Reply by John Jennings

"Andy, Since Stratford -upon Avon is part of the name (!!) and at the other end of th…"

Peter S Lewis replied Apr 2, 2015 to SMJ150. 150 years since the railway arrived at Towcester

12 Apr 6, 2015
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Hello Roger, This person has been deleted from membership.... Sorry for any inconven…"

Peter S Lewis replied Dec 1, 2014 to Phishing - apparently via SMJ membership list

1 Dec 1, 2014
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Sounds good!!!"

Peter S Lewis replied Oct 27, 2014 to Get Together

10 Nov 24, 2014
Reply by Richard Heacock

"Dave "running around the 'old system' in a Wickham railcar but that is another stor…"

Peter S Lewis replied Sep 15, 2014 to Have a look at my Blogpost re this Saturday

5 Sep 17, 2014
Reply by Richard Heacock

"Thanks for this update Simon."

Peter S Lewis replied Jun 28, 2014 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

12 Apr 27, 2019
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Hello Richard, This sounds like an exciting project! We shall watch your progress w…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 19, 2014 to Train Simulator SMJ

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