‘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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"Hello all, Go to: http://steamtube.ning.com/video/smj-memories Peter"

Peter S Lewis replied Nov 1, 2010 to BBC recording of Ex SMJ staff

3 Nov 1, 2010
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Andy, An excellent idea.....location...? I think a telephone kisok would be too sma…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 15, 2010 to An SMJ Get-Together

26 Mar 9, 2010
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Rob, Here is a better shot of the "underpass".... Peter"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 8, 2010 to Can anyone help Rob? - "underpass" or tunnel

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"Rob, As promised, here are a couple of photos I took today..... . This last sho…"

Peter S Lewis replied Jan 7, 2010 to Can anyone help Rob? - "underpass" or tunnel

4 Jan 8, 2010
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Hello Rob, I believe I can help you... The under pass still exists, although it is…"

Peter S Lewis replied Nov 26, 2009 to Can anyone help Rob? - "underpass" or tunnel

4 Jan 8, 2010
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Andy, The more unofficial the better!! Peter"

Peter S Lewis replied Nov 11, 2009 to A proposal!

12 Nov 12, 2009
Reply by Gary

"Re: Midland record.... Bob Essery is going to write something for the newsletter (D…"

Peter S Lewis replied Nov 3, 2009 to Midland Railway Society

4 Nov 6, 2009
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Hello Si! Yes, these work well!! Thank you. The MOSI site is a veritable treasure ch…"

Peter S Lewis replied Oct 31, 2009 to SMJ BEYER PEACOCK IMAGES - UNPUBLISHED?

4 Nov 2, 2009
Reply by Barry Taylor

"What an excellent (and clear) historical film! Well done, Si!"

Peter S Lewis replied Oct 26, 2009 to Silent Movie Image of the Karrier Ro-Railer

5 Oct 26, 2009
Reply by Peter S Lewis

"Dick, It's good to read of these experiences of footplate crews..they add life to th…"

Peter S Lewis replied Oct 8, 2009 to Clive Boardman - Woodford fireman ( '56-'58) remembering trips along the SMJ

2 Oct 8, 2009
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