‘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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Newport Pagnell OO gauge - MK Museum

I've added this photo album for Jon , David and anyone else to see. As its not SMJR related I will delete it after a few weeks. here is a linkNewport Pagnell OO gauge - MK…Continue

Started by Dick Bodily on Saturday.

Does this show the Scratter at Roade? 3 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 Dick Bodily on Wednesday.

DVD on the SMJ 3 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 Jack Freuville Dec 18, 2021.

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 Dec 3, 2021.

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The SMJR Great War Roll of Honour

Many of you will be aware that in common with all other railway companies the SMJR lost many of its employees for all or part of the Great…

Started by John Jennings

14 Dec 21, 2018
Reply by Barry Taylor

u-tube videos that might be of interest

This shows a local historian exploring Byfield, about 25 - 30 mins into it he looks at the site of Byfield station https://www.youtube.com/

Started by Dick Bodily

0 Dec 15, 2018

NEW BOOK ON THE SMJ - AVAILABLE SHORTLY

Hi all I'm pleased to announce that the first volume of my history of the SMJ should be available in the near future - details are as follo…

Started by Barry Taylor

24 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by John Evans

John Jennings

Following the sad loss of John Jennings, a stalwart of the SMJ and our society, Mike Musson set up a page on his site. The whole sit is w…

Started by Andy Thompson

0 Nov 28, 2018

Warley Poster

Interesting to see Broom Junction layout photo on posters and adverts for the Warley Model Railway Show this weekend.

Started by Dick Bodily

0 Nov 21, 2018

Malcolm Ranieri

Sad to report the untimely death last week of SMJ Society member Malcolm Ranieri. Malcolm was well known for his excellent steam train phot…

Started by Dick Bodily

0 Oct 19, 2018

Proposed conversion of numbers 5 and 6.

According to Dunn, the problems with the two BP tanks ns 5 and 6 running backwards were twice addressed with the idea of converting them to…

Started by Simon Dunkley

0 Jun 27, 2018

Ravenstone Wood as three way junction?

A close analysis of the 1945 RAF aerial photographs available in the historical imagery resource on Google Earth has provided evidence that…

Started by Dave Hayward

1 Apr 15, 2018
Reply by Robin Cullup

Turntable at Burton Dassett

As part of my research prior to creating a model of the EHLR/SMJ junction at Burton Dassett, I’ve just had the privilege of looking through…

Started by Mark Reader

4 Mar 29, 2018
Reply by Mark Reader

Fenny Comptn

Hello I purchased the book « Track Layout Diagrams of the Great Western Railway and B.R. (W.R.) section 29 » « Stratford-upon-Avon & Mi…

Started by Jack Freuville

0 Oct 16, 2017

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