‘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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"Can anyone provide an answer?"

Peter S Lewis replied Aug 4, 2013 to Sunday trains

9 Sep 5, 2013
Reply by John Jennings

"Sounds like a must see!!"

Peter S Lewis replied Apr 28, 2013 to Old Cine Film of the SMJ.

9 Apr 20, 2015
Reply by Jim Goodman

"I shall look forward to Warley 2014!   Peter"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 5, 2013 to Drawings of Towcester Station

7 Jan 30, 2013
Reply by Brian Elphick

"Sounds like a great idea! "

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 1, 2013 to Towcester Museum 100 Club

27 Jan 21, 2013
Reply by John Evans

"So shall I!"

Peter S Lewis replied Dec 31, 2012 to I shall be there on May 11th

4 May 7, 2013
Reply by Ian Scott

"Andy, Good idea.... How about meeting at the Salmon Tail, Evesham Rd, S-on-A, a 10…"

Peter S Lewis replied Nov 18, 2012 to SMJ get-together 2013.

14 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by Si Donal

"Jack, Does this help.... http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/smjc100.htm http://…"

Peter S Lewis replied Oct 29, 2012 to Ettington limestone Company

7 Nov 1, 2012
Reply by alwyn sparrow

"I like the optimism of "This well organized and Important Railway"......"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 24, 2012 to SMJ ADVERT

5 Jan 25, 2012
Reply by Lloyd Penfold

"Andy, Putting together an e-mail to both the K&W and Railway magazine explaining…"

Peter S Lewis replied Feb 9, 2011 to 43924 Is On The Mend!

4 Feb 10, 2011
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Hello Gary and David... In 10 years time where will the SMJ Society be? The thoughts…"

Peter S Lewis replied Feb 6, 2011 to Preservation - What if....

18 Jul 24, 2011
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