‘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 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 8 hours ago.

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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30.6 Nov 16 48349 passes Blisworth SMJ signalbox

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Comment by Andy Thompson on December 12, 2009 at 18:25
...thank you! Andy
Comment by Dick Bodily on December 12, 2009 at 18:22
Comment by Andy Thompson on December 12, 2009 at 14:18
Thanks gents, can someone explain 'catch-points'?

Andy
Comment by Peter Fleming on December 11, 2009 at 20:41
Yes it must be a catch point as the "siding" would only go as far as the road embankment yards away. Although any gradient would be from Tiffield towards Blisworth.
Comment by Gary on November 29, 2009 at 18:53
Could be a catch point?
Comment by Andy Thompson on November 29, 2009 at 18:13
Where's the siding to the left going? (Shed or turntable??) Andy

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