‘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

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 yesterday.

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.

Salvaged track bolts 2 Replies

Does any know if the bridges were numbered? Similar to how the canals number thier's. Because a few weeks ago I was magnet fishing under the if I bridge behind the bellebaulk housing estate in Towcester and pulled out a number of chair bolts and I…Continue

Started by John Godwin. Last reply by Russ Firth Oct 3.

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The Towcester Station model at the museum will be moved out in the middle of February. Your last chance to see this and the whole of the Old Railway Exhibition.

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Comment by John Norton on January 30, 2017 at 20:44
It was at Mk exhibition last year.
Comment by Colin Franklin on January 30, 2017 at 17:07

I seem to remember seeing this layout at a Model Railway Exhibition in Milton Keynes a few years ago.

Comment by NIGEL on January 27, 2017 at 21:08
Andy, I believe the exhibition will be running until the end of February.
Comment by John Norton on January 27, 2017 at 20:43
The model of Towcester is coming out of the museum in the middle of Feb as it needs some electrical work on it as it returns to the exhibition circuit from March onwards in 2017.
The rest of the exhibition will close at the end of Feb.
Comment by Andy Thompson on January 27, 2017 at 19:11
Nigel. I haven't had time to come up, any idea when the whole exhibition is running for?

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