‘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 5 Replies

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. Last reply by CLIVE BOARDMAN on Friday.

DVD on the SMJ 2 Replies

HiI’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…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by David Mead Nov 24.

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.

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Byfield station woodwork colour

Hi, as anyone any idea what colour the doors would have been on the station building. I have a vague recollection that they were a maroonis…

Started by Clive

1 Apr 17
Reply by Andrew Emmerson

Towcester Railway Junction Print/Engraving.

Tomorrow (17th April 2021) W&H Peacock Auctioneers in Bedford are auctioning two hand tinted engravings entitled "Opening The Towcester…

Started by Colin Franklin

0 Apr 16

Michael Mccarthy

I too have received this unusual email, I would think that it a scam. This is the second time I have received it and will always delete it.

Started by Paul Loveday

3 Mar 13
Reply by Paul Dowding

Burton Dassett Cableway

Please find attached a copy of the OS 6" map 1888 - 1913 series that illustrates the subject cable-way (called a tramway on the map) and al…

Started by Dave Hayward

1 Feb 22
Reply by Mark Reader

Greetings from Bidford & a question re. Arrow river bridge at Broom

Hello everyone, I've just signed up. I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast originally from Dorset; my earliest memory is of being on the train…

Started by Simon Stevens

6 Jan 22
Reply by Simon Stevens

Banbury Merton Road Shed and Britannia Works Tramway

By any chance does anybody have a reasonable photograph of Banbury Merton Road Loco Shed? If so I would like to include into some private r…

Started by Dave Hayward

8 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by Colin Franklin

Scam

Like others I have received the same scam message, my strong advice is delete it immediately and clear it from your 'recycled bin'. It will…

Started by Dave Hayward

0 Dec 24, 2020

Michael Mccarthy

Add me to the list of recipients of this unusual email. This is the second message from him this year and the second time I've deleted it!…

Started by Steve Purcell

3 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Graham Ward

Michael Mccarthy

Received an unusual email from the above gentleman, does anyone know him?

Started by Paul Stratford

0 Dec 24, 2020

Rights of way on old smj trackbeds

As a wellesbourne Walker whose interest in railways and the oks smj in particular, are there restrictions on all or any sections of the smj…

Started by Peter Vale-Humphreys

4 Dec 24, 2020
Reply by Hugh Jones

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