‘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

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.

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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"Hi Gordon, Yes I do live in the UK on the Warwickshire, Oxfordshire border near Ban…"

Steve Johns replied Nov 1, 2020 to SMJ maps and booklet

9 Dec 17, 2020
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Hello Gordon, I would be interested in the 48"x 191/2" map of Broom Junction if you…"

Steve Johns replied Oct 31, 2020 to SMJ maps and booklet

9 Dec 17, 2020
Reply by Simon Dunkley

"Hi Greg, Go to members on the index at the top of the page and look for Mike Musson…"

Steve Johns replied Aug 17, 2020 to Bidford-on-Avon station photos

2 Aug 30, 2020
Reply by Greg Wye

"Hi Clive, The points would still be wooden sleepered. Steve"

Steve Johns replied Jul 31, 2020 to Concrete sleepers

2 Aug 1, 2020
Reply by Clive

"Hi Mark, Long time no see. I think the last time we met was at the NEC when you wer…"

Steve Johns replied May 30, 2020 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Hi Jim, I will be moving to Oxhill just south of Kineton into the heart of SMJ count…"

Steve Johns replied May 21, 2020 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Hi Jim, The DX is as yet unbuilt as i'm in the process of moving house so everythin…"

Steve Johns replied May 20, 2020 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Hi Jim, I was also thinking of building one in 4mm scalefour to sit behind my ex LN…"

Steve Johns replied May 18, 2020 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Hi Jim, It's understood that Bassett-Lowke models were fairly accurate representati…"

Steve Johns replied May 10, 2020 to EWJR Portland Cement Wagon

13 Apr 18
Reply by Jim Goodman

"Clive, From photographs in various books on the SMJ it seems that the non-corridor…"

Steve Johns replied Oct 16, 2019 to Coaches used on SMJ 1948-1952

2 Mar 21, 2020
Reply by Clive

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