‘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 on Monday.

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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Trackbed looking toward Greens Norton Junction.
Platform remains are just visible in the barn.
Taken 12 August 2009

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Comment by Gary on September 22, 2009 at 10:51
Hi Jane,

Glad the photos & info has been helpful to you. So will you be posting yours?

My parents live in Towcester, I went to school at Sponne & my interest stemmed from using the line as part of the cross country course. I moved up here (from Norfolk) to be with my partner.

G
Comment by Jane Harries on September 20, 2009 at 18:45
Dear Gary,

Thanks for taking all these photos which are local to me - it explains where everything used to be - I've used the old photos of the Station in our newsletter (courtesy Andy and others) plus new ones I took - v similar to yours - but I was guessing where everything was! I am amazed you live in Rochdale - do you have local associations or are you just like everyone here fascinated by railways?
Jane

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