‘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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"Hi Andrew, It's always interesting to get a new, and different, view on an old subj…"

Jim Goodman replied Apr 18 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"Hi Andrew, Many thanks for your informative reply. I would certainly like to get ho…"

Jim Goodman replied Apr 18 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
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"Hi Mark, We have met before, I've seen the Kineton layout a couple of times, very i…"

Jim Goodman replied May 30, 2020 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
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"Hi Steve, Same here, just moved back to Leamington, to many things to do before I c…"

Jim Goodman replied May 20, 2020 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
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"Hi Steve, Is your ex LNWR DX in SMJ livery? There is an 0 gauge kit which I keep pro…"

Jim Goodman replied May 19, 2020 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
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"Hi Steve, Thanks for your reply, interesting you should mention that Bassett-Lowke…"

Jim Goodman replied May 18, 2020 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
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"It's on the market. For local buyers only who meet the local connection criteria. Th…"

Jim Goodman replied Apr 27, 2019 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

12 Apr 27, 2019
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Picked up my copy from Telford 0-gauge Show yesterday and very impressed with it too…"

Jim Goodman replied Sep 3, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"I take your point about the different elevations, about 60ft if my memory is correct…"

Jim Goodman replied Dec 22, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

"Pure speculation on my part but, as the platform in question is on the down side, I…"

Jim Goodman replied Dec 20, 2016 to Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?

14 Apr 18
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