‘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

SMJR Logo 4 Replies

Hi ThereI’m planning to print some water slide decals of the EWJR and the SMJR in 4 mm scale.Can anybody help me sort out the size and color scheme?For the size; following photos, this would be between 3 and 4 mm in 1/76For the EWJR Garter I…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jim Goodman on Thursday.

Footage of the SMJR 1 Reply

Hello, I found your forum searching for the SMJR. I've just uploaded a digitised version of old cine film footage of the line to my Youtube channel. I will be selling the original Hillside cine film soon along with a few others I've collected…Continue

Started by G Essex Random Railways. Last reply by Jim Goodman Jul 3.

Binton station plans 2 Replies

Hi!I recently discovered this article on Binton station building in the now long defunct magazine ‘Model Railways’ from 1976. It includes a full plan which might encourage someone to model this simple station.Does anyone have access to, or know of a…Continue

Started by Martin Bromage. Last reply by Martin Bromage May 8.

Black & White photos of the SMJ 1 Reply

HelloMy name is Mick Baker and i have recently joined your society.A friend of mine Nigel Hadlow, has taken several thousand black & white photosof railways around the country.With a little help from me with my limited computer skills, i have…Continue

Started by Mick Baker. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Mar 29.

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Gentlemen! I would like, from here forth we be know as "The Unofficial SMJ Society" All those in favour say 'yeah'!

Andy

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I don't mind being unofficial.

Adrian
I certainly don't see any harm in this as long as it remains "unofficial". If it becomes official then it will require a Constitution, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer etc, etc, and that always means hassle in my experience! The beauty of this site is that it requires the minimum of hassle to enjoy it. Of course, if a group of like-minded individuals decided to get together and form an official society, then good luck to them, but I would not pretend that it would be an easy task; not least deciding upon and collecting subscriptions!

In another life I am the Chairman of the Friends of the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne, and I am sure the Council of that organisation would welcome some sort of link with those interested in the SMJ. After all we nearly had a branch to "Stoke Bruerne Wharf" in 1878.

David
David. If you can think of any connection you/we can make between the canals and the SMJ, we'd love to help. I love unofficial by the way - thanks guys!
Andy
I've always been unofficial, so what's likely to change????

Steve
Good point Steve! First may I say it's good to hear from you, I think I might have been slightly saying it with tongue planted firmly in my cheek. "Can we officially be the unofficial SMJ Society!"

Hope you are well

Andy

Steve Purcell said:
I've always been unofficial, so what's likely to change????

Steve
Andy,

The more unofficial the better!!

Peter
I'm for it! Mike
Andy

'The Unofficial SMJ Society' sounds vaguely familiar! I like it as a subheading but please don't change the website name (again!).

Dick
I'm not going to Dick - good point!

Andy

Dick said:
Andy

'The Unofficial SMJ Society' sounds vaguely familiar! I like it as a subheading but please don't change the website name (again!).

Dick
Unofficial works for me! I've been on all sorts of committees in my time and we really don't want to go there

Barry
Barry That's what I thought! No committees no secretaries, no meetings - unofficial!!
Andy

Barry Dunwoody said:
Unofficial works for me! I've been on all sorts of committees in my time and we really don't want to go there

Barry
I officially add my 2d to the Unofficial title...

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