‘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"


.

SMJ Forum

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.

Station Masters

Stationmasters_Revised_January_2022.xlsxChris Hillyard on the Facebook Group "Railways Of Northamptonshire and…Continue

Started by Graham Ward Feb 7.

Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 4 Replies

A very short clip of a cricket match at Roade. A goods train passes. Could it be on the SMJR?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPSvt-NEeIContinue

Started by Ron Johnson. Last reply by Chris Hillyard RVM Jan 21.

SMJ photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All
have trod much of the Eastern end track bed and have visited Stoke Bruerne station.Is it still empty and derelict?If so what a waste!Ravenstone Junction has now almost disappeared under vegetation and soon there will be nothing of the SMJ left.Is the track still down at the Western end?Ihave never visited that.Are there ANY stations still complete?Apart from Stoke Bruerne I dont know of one

Views: 449

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I always wonder if the farmer owns the land. Last time I was there he said to me that there was "no public right of way here". Afterwards I thought it was odd he did not say it was private property, which is the normal response from landowners. Anyway, he seemed OK to let me go on walking and taking photos so enjoy your visit. Here's what you might see:- http://www.smj.me/photo/salcey-forest-platform

Jim.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2022   Created by Andy Thompson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service