The Society has Branches throughout the United Kingdom

Details of Branch Organisers and Meeting are detailed below:


Branch Organiser: Steve Buck


Venue: Stockland Green Methodist Church, Slade Rd, Erdington, B23 7JH.  Meetings commence at 19:30 on the second Friday of the month from September to May.

Click here for the branch’s web page.

Please note that from the September meeting the starting time will move to 19:30.

Mar. 17th: Rob Morrey.

Apr. 14th: John Jesson - Germany.

May 12th: Paul Russenberger.

Bristol and Bath

Branch Organiser: Roger Ellis

Lammas House, 3 Peacemarsh Farm Close, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4XQ. Tel: 01747835626

Venue: Jack Pugh Room, Bath Scout Headquarters, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ. Meetings start at 19.30pm.

Apr. 14th: Roger Payne “Swiss Bummel”.

May 12thh:  Martin Fisher   “Swiss Railways from H onwards”.

East Midlands

Branch Organiser: Glyn Jones

Alpiglen,13 Welland Close, Burton–on-Trent DE15 0AG Tel: 01283 567983


Venue: Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace, Derby (almost opposite Derby Station) at 19:00

Click here for the branch’s web page.

Mar. 30th: David Stevenson - Jawohl Bitte!

May 25th: Don Wight - Pot Pourri 2..

Sep. 28th: Martin Fisher - Swiss Alphabet - M & N.

Oct. 26th: John Jesson - Toy Fair Trips.

Nov. 30th: Members evening - bring your slides, digital images and videos.


Branch Organiser: Neil Wheelwright

7 Weavers Orchard,  Arlesey, Bedfordshire SG15 6PD. Tel: 01462 731228. Email:

Meetings start at 19:00 on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London N1. (Near Kings Cross Station). Doors open at 18:30 - press lower bell marked “Club”.

It has been decide to return to the old meeting point:- 

The restaurant now appears to be called 'Munchtime' but may well use the old names (Café Plaka and Emporo Pizza) at different times!  What doesn't change is the number -  315 Grays Inn Road.   Paul Russenberger should be there, as usual.

Apr. 12th: Branch AGM Plus supporting programme – TBC

May 10th: Nick Freezer.

Jun. 14th: TBC

Jul. 12th: TBC

Aug. 9th: Members Evening - Countries Adjacent to Switzerland.

Sep. 13th: TBC

Oct. 11th: Neil Wheelwright - TBC/ A Look at Austria.

Nov. 8th: TBC

Dec. 13thj: Paul Russenberger - Annual Quiz.


Branch Organiser:

Tel: 0161 748 7850

Venue: Friends’ Meeting House, 6, Mount Street, Manchester. [Behind Central Library.] (Metro – St.Peter’s Square.) Please note that meetings now open at 19:00 for chat etc., presentation starts at 19:30 and meetings close at 21:15. Check our website  for further details/changes.

The Manchester Branch are sad to inform you of the death of Josephine Crane. She was one of the founder members of the Manchester  Branch and a staunch supporter of the SRS and all things Swiss.

Apr. 5th:  DIY Australia - Diane & Richard Combs.
May 3rd: Presentation by Tomas Cusack.
Jun. 7th:  Through the years - Dave Howsam.


West Midlands

Branch Organiser: Richard Shaw, email: Phone 0121 552 5148 (Home) 07804126706 (Mobile).

Meetings are mainly held in Kidderminster Railway Museum on last Wednesday of Month except for June and July when held elsewhere.

Click here for the branch’s web page.

Mar. 28th: Richard Shaw - "Ich bin ein Berliner." German and Czech travels Jan-Feb 2017.

Apr. 26th: David Stevenson - Jawohl bitte!

Aug. 30th: Vacant

Sep. 27th: Ticino this last month prior to and during the opening phase of the new Base tunnel. I would be happy to share those.  Also to vary the evening a little, I can do half the evening on ‘How I built a loco’ an insider’s guide to making model trains.

 Oct. 25th: More metre gauge meanderings – Don Gatehouse.

Nov. 29th: Vacant

West of England

Branch Organisers: Rupert Dove Medows and Maurice Criddle c/o 2 Hillside Close, Teignmouth Devon. TQ14 9XE Tel: 01626 770797

Email: - Please note the change of email address.

Branch normally meets at 11:15 on the second Saturday of the month from October to May but on the third Saturday in March..

Venue: A new meeting place has now been found and the branch now meets at The Keyberry Hote  l, 17, Kingskerswell Road, Newton Abbot,TQ12 1DQ.

Click here for the branch’s web page.


Mar. 18th:  (The THIRD Saturday) - Richard Green - Strictly Stralsund.

Apr. 8th:  Jonathan Collinge - Rhätische Bahn, Three decades of change.

May 13th or 14th: Annual Outing.




Branch Organiser: Philip Lockwood. Tel: 0113 2532176 Email:

All meetings at the Middleton Railway, Engine House, Moor Road, Leeds LS10 2JQ and commence at 13:00

Click here for the branch’s web page with pictures of the barbeque and visit to Ripon & District Light Railway Saturday 11th June 2016.

May  6th:  A Swiss winter wonderland and The Harz mountains by Geoffrey Greer.

Aug. 12th: To be arranged, possibly A Swiss Mixture by Philip Lockwood.

Oct. 28th:  An engineer looks at his favourite locomotives. by Paul Russenberger. Please note this will not include any Swiss locomotives!

Page last updated 15th March 2017

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