‘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 5 Replies

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. Last reply by CLIVE BOARDMAN on Friday.

DVD on the SMJ 2 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by David Mead Nov 24.

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.

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"Update on the exhibition at Towcester museum. The exhibition will run from May to Ju…"

NIGEL replied Feb 25, 2016 to Your museum needs you!

6 May 25, 2016
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Thanks for that Andy. The museum are putting on this exhibition for our, The SMJ Soc…"

NIGEL replied Feb 16, 2016 to Your museum needs you!

6 May 25, 2016
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"All the brickwork for the abutments and retaining walls on either side were of blue…"

NIGEL replied May 4, 2015 to Bridge 12

11 May 4, 2015
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"The bridge abutments look very new, especially the left hand side pair. I can't quit…"

NIGEL replied May 4, 2015 to Bridge 12

11 May 4, 2015
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"Would you agree that the track does not look level from the platforms to the bridge?…"

NIGEL replied May 4, 2015 to Bridge 12

11 May 4, 2015
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"An interesting article in BRJ No.76, about Bridge 12 over the A5, the Lucas Bridge.…"

NIGEL replied May 3, 2015 to Bridge 12

11 May 4, 2015
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"The transition from wooden to concrete sleepers is evident at this point. Most of th…"

NIGEL replied Apr 5, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
Reply by Barry Taylor

"View of M40 bridge showing why the track had to be elevated to the extent that it ha…"

NIGEL replied Apr 5, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
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"Correction to last statement......only part of the line in this area is welded conti…"

NIGEL replied Apr 5, 2015 to M40 motorway

16 Apr 7, 2015
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"There is a reference to the SMJR being known as " FIG & ORANGE"  and  "DRUM &…"

NIGEL replied Apr 4, 2015 to SMJR nicknames

3 Apr 6, 2015
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