April 11th 2018:

We are in the process of having a new website built so the old site may not be updated as frequently as it used to be - keep watching this space! We have now closed the Members Forum, it will be replaced by a Members Blog when we have our new website.

March 28th 2018

Rhätische Bahn. The closure of the line between Scuol and Saglains with substitute buses , announced in SE 133 for March 2018-2019, is now re-announced for 12 months later, starting March 2019.

March 20th 2018:

The 2018 AGM was held last Saturday and for the second time in five years was affected by snow. It has been decided to hope for better weather later in the year and the 2019 AGM will be held on the 13th April, returning to the Hallmark Midland Hotel Derby. More details about next year’s AGM can be found here and will be updated as more details become available. The AGM brochure, report and photos are available in the “Members Area”.


23rd April 2018:

We now have in stock and available through our On-line Shop “On Landlocked Seas part 2” by Brian Patton. It describes the ships of the Swiss and French Alpine Lakes. - soft back, 224 pages with many colour photographs.  It is priced at £17.00 including UK postage.



1st September 2017:

Bill Slater has discovered that the Swiss timetable for 2018 will appear in hard copy after all. It will be produced as one volume only, trains, boats and mountain transport, the bus volumes have been dropped.  It is being produced by VCS (Verkehrs Club Schweiz) and Pro Bahn, lobby groups for public transport but SBB are supporting it and will be selling at station counters at a price of CHF19.


https://www.nzz.ch/schweiz/fahrplaene-in-gebundener-form-das-kursbuch-lebt-weiter-ld.1313790





13th January 2017:

The Swiss Holiday Company is offering Society Members a 5% discount against holiday bookings . For details click here.


Ron Smith has found the following link  to this site which has loads of great photos: http://www.bahnbilder-von-max.ch/sbb/index.html.



October 2015:

The Society has a Facebook page - please take a look, some Society information will be put on our Facebook page.

We also have a Facebook Group where Society Members can post information and ask questions.

Please become a member of the group here.

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The Swiss Railways Society was formed in 1980 for the purpose of bringing together those interested in Swiss Railways, but over the years has attracted those with a liking for other forms of transportation such as trams, boats cable cars and funicular railways. Our numbers include many whose technical knowledge is slight but whose love of Switzerland and its railways bring them comfortably into contact with the historically and technically minded member as well as model makers at all levels of experience. For details of membership click here.

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Switzerland Travel Centre - Special Discount Offer for SRS members is continued into 2018. Click here for details.

Some of the Society’s Branches now have their own web page. See the Branches page for more details.

The March issue of Swiss Express was dispatched to members at the end of February.

The 2019 AGM and Spring Meet will be held on the 13th  April 2019 at the Hallmark Midland Hotel Derby. More details  available here.

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The SRS Sales Stand will be attending various events this year for details please click here.

9th March 2018:
The Society’s latest publication - SBB Electric Locomotives – Past and Present by Martin Fisher and Paul Russenberger is now available. It describes the evolution of Swiss electric locomotive design through some 50 types of locomotive (excluding shunters but including those railcars which saw use in the traditional manner) from the very earliest experimental schemes in the Edwardian era through to the “Vectrons”. Photographs are in colour wherever possible but old archive photos (mostly very rare) are in black-and-white. There is not an “ABC-style” list of individual fleet numbers.The book has 124 pages and is available from SRS Sales and our on-line shop. The price is £16.00 or £14.00 at exhibitions.

Now available through the Sales Page and On-Line Shop are the revised and updated versions of Swiss Travel Guide No.1 - Bern and the Bernese Oberland and Swiss Travel Guide No. 8, Basle and North West Switzerland, with many new photos. The price remains unchanged at £7.00 including UK postage.