‘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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Nick Meredith's Discussions (14)

Discussions Replied To (11) Replies Latest Activity

"The National Archive at Kew has the staff record book from the start of the SMJ rail…"

Nick Meredith replied Jun 26, 2019 to The Campion Family: SMJ employees

5 Jul 25, 2019
Reply by David Campion

"I have just received my copy, and from a quick scan it looks fascinating. From a pu…"

Nick Meredith replied Aug 24, 2017 to NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

"One thing I think we can be pretty sure of is that for all the run-of-line stations…"

Nick Meredith replied Apr 10, 2016 to Station Totems / running in boards

9 Nov 4, 2016
Reply by Rob Davidson

"Regarding the hut, a diagram I have seen has a building marked as a P Way Garage cl…"

Nick Meredith replied Mar 7, 2016 to Motor Trolley Workings

5 Mar 7, 2016
Reply by Nick Meredith

"Having done some research last year in the National Archives I can confirm this. I w…"

Nick Meredith replied Jan 20, 2016 to SMJ Rulebook

6 Dec 26, 2016
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Dick, It was me rather than Mark, but we are working together on this. Thanks for…"

Nick Meredith replied Jan 15, 2016 to Kineton Station at the National N Gauge Show

2 Jan 15, 2016
Reply by Nick Meredith

"No volunteers?"

Nick Meredith replied Nov 4, 2015 to Phone contact wanted

1 Nov 4, 2015
Reply by Nick Meredith

"If anything is done involving visiting locations on the line apart from Towcester (p…"

Nick Meredith replied Apr 3, 2015 to SMJ150. 150 years since the railway arrived at Towcester

12 Apr 6, 2015
Reply by Andy Thompson

"Oddly, I have a copy of the Hillside film in my DVD drive at the moment and had earl…"

Nick Meredith replied Mar 27, 2015 to Old Cine Film of the SMJ.

9 Apr 20, 2015
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Jim, Would it be possible to get hold of a copy of this DVD to help with our modelli…"

Nick Meredith replied Mar 23, 2015 to Old Cine Film of the SMJ.

9 Apr 20, 2015
Reply by Jim Goodman

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