‘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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SMJR Logo 4 Replies

Hi ThereI’m planning to print some water slide decals of the EWJR and the SMJR in 4 mm scale.Can anybody help me sort out the size and color scheme?For the size; following photos, this would be between 3 and 4 mm in 1/76For the EWJR Garter I…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jim Goodman Aug 4.

Footage of the SMJR 1 Reply

Hello, I found your forum searching for the SMJR. I've just uploaded a digitised version of old cine film footage of the line to my Youtube channel. I will be selling the original Hillside cine film soon along with a few others I've collected…Continue

Started by G Essex Random Railways. Last reply by Jim Goodman Jul 3.

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.

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Comment by Dick Bodily on September 5, 2009 at 19:40
Gary

It was also used in the building of Nottingham Victoria Station (GC) in its early
days

Gary
Comment by Andy Thompson on September 5, 2009 at 15:20
Have you been to this page gents? http://thesmjr.ning.com/page/byfield-quarries
Andy
Comment by Gary on September 5, 2009 at 12:40
Comment by Peter Fleming on September 5, 2009 at 9:30
I believe so Peter.

Sir Berkeley was pretty old and had been around a bit.

It was a Manning Wardle of 1891 and arrived at Byfield in 1959 from Cranford, before that it was with a contractors until 1934 and spent some war years at Pilton in Rutland.

(Source Eric Tonks).
Comment by Peter S Lewis on September 5, 2009 at 8:57
Peter,
Is this the Sir Berkeley of "The Railway Children" fame?
The atmospheric shots in this group of photos is particularly evocative..
10**

Peter

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