‘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

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 on Friday.

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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"That’s rather a dismissive statement. I have seen references occasionally to this -…"

Simon Dunkley replied Apr 17 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

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"Ah. I think we can simply make a friendship request. Most printers nowadays can scan…"

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"It’s been a couple of days, in fact 3, Gordon. I have PayPal: you can message me dir…"

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"Yes please. I would also accept a PDF copy, and make a payment to the SRS equivalent…"

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"Hi, Interested in the signalling book if it hasn’t already gone. Simon"

Simon Dunkley replied Dec 14, 2020 to SMJ maps and booklet

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"It’s ok now."

Simon Dunkley replied Feb 28, 2019 to Site problems?

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"I haven’t seen any of these photos as far as I know (there is a claim that most of t…"

Simon Dunkley replied Jan 8, 2019 to Fenny Compton Goods shed

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"Hi Jack, Does this link help? http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/smjk85.htm S…"

Simon Dunkley replied Jan 7, 2019 to E&W JR first train

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"Volume 2 is in the post to me, according to an email from the publishers!"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 22, 2018 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
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"Ah. Well, it is available to order."

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 6, 2018 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

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