‘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"


SMJ Forum

SMJR Logo 4 Replies

Hi ThereI’m planning to print some water slide decals of the EWJR and the SMJR in 4 mm scale.Can anybody help me sort out the size and color scheme?For the size; following photos, this would be between 3 and 4 mm in 1/76For the EWJR Garter I…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jim Goodman Aug 4.

Footage of the SMJR 1 Reply

Hello, I found your forum searching for the SMJR. I've just uploaded a digitised version of old cine film footage of the line to my Youtube channel. I will be selling the original Hillside cine film soon along with a few others I've collected…Continue

Started by G Essex Random Railways. Last reply by Jim Goodman Jul 3.

Binton station plans 2 Replies

Hi!I recently discovered this article on Binton station building in the now long defunct magazine ‘Model Railways’ from 1976. It includes a full plan which might encourage someone to model this simple station.Does anyone have access to, or know of a…Continue

Started by Martin Bromage. Last reply by Martin Bromage May 8.

Black & White photos of the SMJ 1 Reply

HelloMy name is Mick Baker and i have recently joined your society.A friend of mine Nigel Hadlow, has taken several thousand black & white photosof railways around the country.With a little help from me with my limited computer skills, i have…Continue

Started by Mick Baker. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Mar 29.

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"You could ask the Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society. They're building a…"

Simon Stevens replied May 7 to Binton station plans

2 May 8
Reply by Martin Bromage

"The site is now up for auction on 26 October 2021, guide price £375,000 including pl…"

Simon Stevens replied Oct 4, 2021 to Broom Junction station site for sale

2 Oct 4, 2021
Reply by Simon Stevens

"Thanks to Peter Chadwick on the Bidford Forum Facebook group, I finally have a pict…"

Simon Stevens replied Jan 22, 2021 to Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom

6 Jan 22, 2021
Reply by Simon Stevens

"I'm aware of a few sections that are reasonably accessible on the Western section:…"

Simon Stevens replied Dec 12, 2020 to Rights of way on old smj trackbeds

4 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Hugh Jones

"RAF Atherstone's runway did end adjacent to the SMJ line - OS map aerial view so the…"

Simon Stevens replied Oct 7, 2019 to Aircraft crash

8 Feb 16, 2020
Reply by Jack Freuville

"Good question! Broom Junction station site is easily accessible for the moment; from…"

Simon Stevens replied May 27, 2019 to Walking the SMJ

4 May 27, 2019
Reply by Simon Stevens

"A belated update: Binton goods shed was demolished some time in July or August and t…"

Simon Stevens replied Sep 20, 2018 to Planning Application for Binton Station Site

12 Apr 27, 2019
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Site is now 'Under Offer', anyone here with grand designs?"

Simon Stevens replied May 17, 2018 to Broom Junction station site for sale

2 Oct 4, 2021
Reply by Simon Stevens


Simon Stevens replied Dec 15, 2017 to The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour

14 Dec 21, 2018
Reply by Barry Taylor

"There is a copy of the roll of honour on display in the ticket office at Stratford s…"

Simon Stevens replied Dec 15, 2017 to The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour

14 Dec 21, 2018
Reply by Barry Taylor


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