‘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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SMJ Forum

2F WDs working to Bristol

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 Oct 15.

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.

Salvaged track bolts 2 Replies

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Russ Firth Oct 3.

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"This emerged from a box of photographs that came to light a couple of weeks ago. I d…"

Robin Cullup replied Apr 23, 2014 to Approaching Towcester from Ravenstone Wood

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"If you can find a copy of Robert Robotham's book "The Last Years of the Great Centra…"

Robin Cullup replied Apr 23, 2014 to Woodford Halse - Banbury 27th August 1966

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"Thanks for this - I know that it was this special working, but the fascinating thing…"

Robin Cullup replied Jan 10, 2013 to Re: 44186 at Fenny Compton 24.4.1955

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"I am not a member and have never belonged to the Branch Line Society, and this trip…"

Robin Cullup replied Jan 9, 2013 to Re: 44186 at Fenny Compton 24.4.1955

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"Dear All, This is the view of 9015 depositing the coaches in the transfer siding at…"

Robin Cullup replied Aug 28, 2012 to Re: 44186 at Fenny Compton 24.4.1955

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"I would like to take part in a trip along the line(s), should the date be convenient…"

Robin Cullup replied Aug 31, 2010 to Line Tour

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"I am delighted that some-one else refers to the line as "The Bread an' Herring" - my…"

Robin Cullup replied Aug 31, 2010 to The Bread & Herring Line

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"Further thoughts on the Met link from Quainton to Moreton Pinkney - the Metropolitan…"

Robin Cullup replied Jul 15, 2010 to Bakers Street to Morton Pinkney - request for info

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"Dick, You may find a publication by Northamptonshire Record Office helpful - this i…"

Robin Cullup replied Jul 12, 2010 to Bakers Street to Morton Pinkney - request for info

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"Barry Taylor has pointed out to me that in The Transport Treasury list there is a ph…"

Robin Cullup replied May 20, 2010 to 3615 at Blisworth

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