‘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 on Friday.

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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At 11:36 on December 6, 2010, Andy Thompson said…

Sorry I could talk much last night - man flu! You got in OK then! Andy
At 9:39 on February 3, 2010, Dick Bodily said…
I don't think they are closely related but I will ask Bob when I next see him. Its quite a common name in South Northants, I know or knew of quite a few different families with the name.
At 21:01 on January 21, 2010, Dick Bodily said…
I was talking to another ex SMJ signalman today, I'm preparing a feature for the website on his memories, and he mentioned an ex-driver called Sid Whitmore who he he reckons lives at Blisworth. I wondered if you know him and if so do you think he might be interested in passing on some of his memories.
At 22:29 on November 16, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…

Welcome to the site....we shall look forward to your contributions!!

At 11:29 on November 16, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Welcome aboard Dave - so nice to have your knowledge and image library! I hope you are well


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