‘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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Video: Stratford-upon-Avon to Towcester

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Started by Graham Ward Jul 28.

Binton Station

As I was in the vicinity this week I visited my old stamping ground of over sixty years ago, the former SMJ station at Binton. The former goods shed has been demolished, 24 upmarket dwellings have been constructed in the old yard and the former…Continue

Started by Paul Stratford Apr 23.

Would the GCR have gone via Towcester? 14 Replies

Looking through Mac Hawkins book on the GCR then and now, he mentions that the GCR were thinking of running a line connecting Brackley to Northampton and had provisionally made a mound ready for a platform to be later constructed but they dropped…Continue

Started by Gary. Last reply by Andrew Emmerson Apr 18.

EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 13 Replies

Hello All,I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can see it has the initials EWJR and return empty to Ettington, which all fits in with the real world.It was listed…Continue

Started by Jim Goodman. Last reply by Jim Goodman Apr 18.

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Discussions Replied To (19) Replies Latest Activity

"Sorry, should be Ravenstone Wood Junction of course."

Peter Fleming replied Mar 10, 2014 to Ravenstone Wood Junction

1 Mar 10, 2014
Reply by Peter Fleming

"There are now 4 wind generators up or almost complete. Looking from the M1 it appea…"

Peter Fleming replied Mar 10, 2014 to SMJ Bridge 170

8 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by Stephen Dawson

"Yes I noticed this from the M1 myself yesterday (Nov 30).   The embankment to the W…"

Peter Fleming replied Dec 1, 2013 to SMJ Bridge 170

8 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by Stephen Dawson

"Yes count me in"

Peter Fleming replied Jan 2, 2013 to Towcester Museum 100 Club

27 Jan 21, 2013
Reply by John Evans

"I have just come across an old photo taken at Blisworth in April 1967, i.e. about th…"

Peter Fleming replied Nov 26, 2012 to Blisworth SMJ Station use for parcels in 1960s

10 Nov 26, 2012
Reply by Peter Fleming

"Could this have anything at all to do with the use of the re-furbished Blisworth SMJ…"

Peter Fleming replied Sep 21, 2011 to Mystery Parcels Train

7 Oct 5, 2011
Reply by Dick Bodily

"Dick I'm not sure that I would agree with you as far as the 60s goes.   I spent a lo…"

Peter Fleming replied Aug 20, 2011 to Blisworth SMJ Station use for parcels in 1960s

10 Nov 26, 2012
Reply by Peter Fleming

"The "electrification" of the branch was rather notorious.   The bridge over the line…"

Peter Fleming replied Aug 20, 2011 to Blisworth SMJ Station use for parcels in 1960s

10 Nov 26, 2012
Reply by Peter Fleming

"Dick   I was very interested in your post as I had been thinking along the same…"

Peter Fleming replied Jun 28, 2011 to Help required for page article for this website

9 Jul 17, 2011
Reply by John Jennings

"Dick   Most of my time was spent at the east end of the line, Blisworth etc. where i…"

Peter Fleming replied Dec 22, 2010 to South Wales Traffic

3 Dec 23, 2010
Reply by Dick Bodily

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