Page last updated 5th December 2023
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 transport such as trams, buses, 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.
The December issue of Swiss Express was dispatched to members at the end of November. This issue includes the following articles plus all the regular features. The full contents can be viewed on the Swiss Express page.
● The Gotthard Base Tunnel Derailment.
● SBB Tractors – part 3.
● The Verein Historische Eisenbahn Emmental.
● A First Swiss Visit – more information..
● BLS – Mika suceeds Lötschberger.
● The Gotthard Tunnel diversions over the ‘Panoramic’ Route.
● Future secured – the Mountain Route from Rheineck to Walzenhausen.
● Operating the Lötschberg Tunnel in the 1930s.
Switzerland Travel Centre –
The Society has a 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.
The 2024 AGM will be held on 27th April 2024 at the Kidderminster Railway Museum. More details, including traders and exhibiting layouts are here.
Access to the Members Area is restricted to current members only. If you haven’t applied for your individual log-in details please register here.
Society Contacts –
Members Of The Board – Photos and biographies.
Swiss Travel System –
The Swiss Holiday Company is offering Society Members a 5% discount against holiday bookings. For details click here.
Details of exhibitions the SRS Sales Stand will be attending are here.
Members now need to log-in to the “Members Area” using their own username and password. If you haven’t yet registered do it now by following this link. You will need to use the email address that the Society holds for you. Only registered members receive the monthly newsletter
Please note, this process is the only way to get access to the Member’s Area, self registration will not give you the necessary website access.
As mentioned in Swiss Express, Switzerland Travel Centre are ending the discount offer on Travel Passes to members at the end of 2023. After that date please use this link to order your passes. This will benefit the Society, and indirectly our members.
5th December 2023:
Bill Salter reports that the printed timetable that VCS, IGöV and Pro Bahn Schweiz have been producing in recent years will not be appearing this year as it has proved uneconomical to produce.
27th November 2023:
Due to a distribution error the membership renewal form was not included with the December issue of Swiss Express. It can be viewed and downloaded here. The printers have agreed to post a copy to every member at their expense.
Martin Fisher has produced an idex for this years issues of Swiss Express it can be viewed and downloaded in both searchable excel and pdf formats from the Swiss Express page.
24th November 2023:
The December issue of Swiss Express is being distributed and it is time to renew your membership if the wrapper reads “Valid until Dec. 2023” rather than “Renew Now” as mentioned in the Society pages. The good news is the cost of membership has not risen for yet another year. Do not renew your membership if the wrapper reads “Valid until Dec. 2024”. Remember that the option to renew for two years is no longer available.
A new hardback book “Swiss Electric Locomotives since 1900” is now available, for more information see our Sales News or Shop Page. Members can get free UK, and discounted international postage by using the coupon codes quoted in December Swiss Express or in the November Newsletter.
20th November 2023:
The next International Zoom Meeting will be held on Sunday 21st January at 20:00 and will be given by Mike Baldry and entitled “Switzerland in the Snow”. The link to this meeting is available from the front page of the Member’s Area of the website. Remember these meetings are open to both members of the Society and those interested in Switzerland and it’s transport systems and the links to watch all the previous meetings since the beginning of 2022 are available from the same place. If you have any problems getting the link please email: email@example.com. We do not have any speakers after the January meeting. If you do not want these meetings, which have been so popular, to end please consider volunteering, assistance is available. Please contact Paul Russenberger.
30th October 2023:
We have reduced the price of our book “Swiss Independent Railways” from its original price of £16 to £8 grab yourself a abargain and get it now from our shop whilst stocks last.
We have started to send out monthly email newsletters to members registered via our website, if you have not yet registered, do it now.
28th October 2023: the price
The date and venue of the 2024 AGM and Spring Meting have been confirmed. It will be held on 27th April 2024 at the Kidderminster Railway Museum. More details are here.
19th June 2023:
Take a look at this link found by another group. It features hand drawn track plans of all Swiss stations and much more.
17th October 2022:
We are having difficulty getting information to put on our Swiss News, Swiss Events and Swiss Snippets webpages. If you have information that would be of interest to members to go on these pages then please contact the webmaster with the information.
Please note that the Society accepts credit and debit card payments for Membership or Sales transactions via PayPal or by on-line payment against an invoice. Our prefered method of payment is by bank transfer.
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