‘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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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 Aug 4.

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

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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

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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

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I’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 transfer the data of the DVD in mp4 format via internet?

Thanks to the Brexit it has become extremely expensive to purchase anything from the UK and have it sent to Belgium.
For info after paying the goods from a UK supplier, including the local VAT in addition to the transport costs, I must pay 21% Belgian VAT on the goods and the transport; 7% import duties on the lot plus € 25 administrative costs...
I am ready to pay the reasonable expenses for a copy of the DVD
Best regards

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Hi Jack

I have a spare unused copy of 'The Shakespeare Route - The SMJ' DVD, as I had to purchase three from the supplier 'Wolverton Rail' to make it worthwhile for them to record new set of copies. Apparently the original publishers (Hillside Publications) were based in Rugby, but stopped trading a long while ago when they relocated to the Isle of Man. As I understand it, Wolverton Rail had an agreement with them to make copies upon request. Try Wolverton first (https://www.wolvertonrail.com), but if you have no luck get back to me and we can talk about my spare copy.



I would be keen on getting hold of the DVD too.

Hi Mark

I’ve been in contact with Ian of Wolverton Rail but he cannot help.

Would you agree to sell me one of your copies of the DVD?

I propose you give me your price, including postage to Belgium, I’ll transfer you the amount by whatever means you chose or feel safe.

Best regards


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