14th February 2018:

Remember, If you have not paid your 2018 subscription you will not receive the March edition of Swiss Express. If you think you have paid for two years but have not received your 2018 membership card, then you will need to renew your membership now.

The last date for booking tickets for the AGM Dinner is 1st March. Details about the AGM on the 17th March are here.

You can now only use the 2018 log-on details to access  the Members Area of the website. The 2018 User name is published in December 2017 Swiss Express and the 2018 Password is printed on your 2018 membership card.

The 2016 issues of Swiss Express are now available as downloadable pdfs in the Members Area.

22nd December 2017:

We now have the latest  Perren Cab ride DVD in stock - MGB Linien 2. This double DVD covers the lines: Visp to Andermatt, Göschenen - Andermatt, Brig Mörel (old line) and Andermatt to Disentis/ Mustér. The price is £35.00 including UK postage and is available through our on-line shop here where there are full details of the double DVD’s contents.



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 2018 AGM and Spring Meet will be held on the 17th March 2017 at the Stuart Hotel Derby. More details  available here and will be regularly updated.  

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Access to the Members Area is restricted to current members only. Your logon details are printed in the current issue of Swiss Express and your password is printed on your  membership card. From the end of January 2018 you will have to use the 2018 details.


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

20th November 2017:
The Society’s latest publication - The Swiss Lakes - Their Scenery and Ships by Martin Fisher - with 140 pages in A4 format and 398 colour photos is now available, profusely illustrated it describes about 200 of the lakes in Switzerland. The first half of the book describes the 20 lakes which enjoy scheduled boat services: the lake setting, the lakeside communities large and small, the boat routes and the boats which are used, be they hundred year-old paddle steamers or modern motor vessels. The second half of the book provides a brief description, with at least one photograph for each, of about 180 other lakes. These include the famous and the obscure; the Alpine or the low-lying; and vary from deep reservoirs in harsh surroundings to quiet havens for wildlife in idyllic settings. The book is available from SRS Sales and our on-line shop. The price is £17.00 or £15.00 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.