‘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 yesterday.

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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"I managed to acquire a copy of Eric Tonks' work on the Edge Hill Light Railway this…"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 30, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"Thanks for that: I was completely unaware of that envelope. BR had a collection o…"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 16, 2014 to Helmdon

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"Of course, that obsessive part to us might be exactly why he came here and started…"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 16, 2014 to Helmdon

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"Over 11 years ago I came across a book with details of old liveries, devices, etc. T…"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 15, 2014 to Helmdon

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"The EWJR had an emblem used on their coaches. Got it stored on my computer (on…"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 15, 2014 to Helmdon

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"I know the difference between a seal die (is a larger one a walrus die?) and a crest…"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 15, 2014 to Helmdon

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"The "crest" that Andy uses was taken from a scan of the crest on the cover of the fi…"

Simon Dunkley replied Nov 14, 2014 to Helmdon

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"Difficult one. Even if an OS survey was undertaken about that time, it may not have…"

Simon Dunkley replied Oct 22, 2014 to North End and Warwick Road stations?

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"Jack, I think you have more than me, but we have some overlap between us. I used t…"

Simon Dunkley replied Sep 12, 2014 to Locomotive drawings

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"Jack, If you have the BP drawings, then you can obtain the key dimensions from them…"

Simon Dunkley replied Sep 8, 2014 to Locomotive drawings

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