‘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 5 Replies

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. Last reply by CLIVE BOARDMAN on Friday.

DVD on the SMJ 2 Replies

HiI’m looking for a copy of the film “The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway” edited by Hillside Publishing some time ago.This company is now out of business and cannot be called upon to get a copy.If possible, I would wish to…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by David Mead Nov 24.

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.

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At 7:42 on January 8, 2010, Andy Thompson said…
At 8:26 on November 26, 2009, Peter S Lewis said…
Hello Rob!
You live in a most historic place then!!
I live out at Bidford-on-Avon...
Enjoy the site...and our other sites..(via the Links)...Steamtube, Dieseltube.....
At 8:06 on November 26, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
good, when you see him net asking him about the photos I emailed for him to display in the carriages at the cycle hire! Good luck with the hunt for this under-pass

At 20:55 on November 25, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Rob - passing interest, you are still most welcome! I have been several time to the Old Town site and know Vic who runs the cycle hire place with the two railway carriages by the south curve junction and it was he who said there was someone nearby who wanted to meet me (a Mr SMJ) and talk shop. I have put your story as an entry on the forum so we will see what come up. Arthur Jordan was the Stratford man, I have a couple of copies of his book, I must have a shufty through it.
If you bump into the railway bloke feel free to give him my email address (home@4ndy.net) and the website of the address.
At 20:35 on November 25, 2009, Andy Thompson said…
Hi Rob. Welcome aboard - Do you know the guy nearby you who lives near the Old Town station site with the model layout in his attic? Andy

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