‘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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Footage of the SMJR

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 Jun 20.

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.

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A piece of interesting paperwork no history known but plenty of information contained

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Comment by Dick Bodily on May 8, 2010 at 15:19
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They were still using old LMS tickets in 1951!
Comment by alwyn sparrow on May 8, 2010 at 13:29
Dick

This would be fine by me.

Alwyn.
Comment by Andy Thompson on May 8, 2010 at 12:40
...is that you in the shorts? Andy
Comment by Dick Bodily on May 8, 2010 at 11:17
Alwyn

This is a very interesting item relating as it does to the last day of the Banbury line. Would it be all right if I were to add this image to various slideshow albums that I've put together on this website ( ie. Tickets. Final Day, The Towcester - Banbury branch)?

Dick

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