‘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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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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On 12th & 13th September, members of the Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society will be at the National N Gauge Show (Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa) displaying the plans for our model of Kineton Station. The intention is for the model to be ready for its first display at our own Club exhibition in March 2017.

As most of you know, apart from the bridge, the whole Kineton Station site has been obliterated by an industrial estate. Furthermore, the sad fact is that many people who now live in the area have absolutely no awareness that a station ever existed. Therefore, although construction of the model will start within the next few weeks, we will continue to carry out background research with a view to creating a local archive that will help raise local awareness and place the model into its historic and social context.

With numerous SMJ members working on models of their own local stations, the strapline at the top of this page "Gone but not forgotten - the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth" is extremely apt. We may not be able to bring back the line, but through our interest, networks and models, we are celebrating its history and keeping its memory alive.

If any SMJ members are planning to visit the N Gauge Show, please come and have a chat with us on stand GG, where you will be made most welcome.

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Mark

Can't remember if it was you but someone was after pix of Kineton. I put in a search for Kineton Station on Google  Images and there's one or two that are new to me there.

Dick B

Dick,

It was me rather than Mark, but we are working together on this.

Thanks for the response, I'll take another look through that route.

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