‘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

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 on Wednesday.

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 Oct 15.

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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"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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