Page last updated 24th November 2021

   The Society has Branches throughout the United Kingdom

 

Details of Branch Organisers and Meeting are detailed below and now appear in Railway Modeller and Continental Modeller magazines:

The Society is holding its next “Virtual Branch Meeting” which will be open to all members, friends and those interested in Swiss Railways, on Sunday 16th January 2022 at 20:00. The speaker will be Geoff Greer and the subject will be “Swiss Winter Wonderland” it will be part two of Boyd’s talk about his model railway.  The meeting will be held using “Zoom” – works on Windows, Macs, Tablets and Smart phones. Details of how to log-on can be found on a link from the home page of the “Members Area” of the website or email: meetings@swissrailsoc.org.uk.  Join at 19:45  for a chat before the presentation and there will be time for questions and answers afterwards. Past meeting can also be viewed on the same webpage.

2022

20 February: Bryan Stone – Living with Swiss Trains.
20 March; Paul Nicholson – 10 Days on the Tell Pass – an Australian Perspective.
17  April: Don Gatehouse – “Swiss Snippets from the Nineties and Naughties”.
15 May: Andreas Häsler – “Working on Swiss Railways – Then and Now”.

All meetings start at 20:00 UK time and last for about 1 hour.


Bristol and Bath

Branch Organiser:  James Henderson
20 Bloomfield Avenue, Bath BA2 3AB
Email: henderson@timicomail.co.uk
Venue: Jack Pugh Room, Bath Scout Headquarters, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ. Meetings start at 19.30pm. Non-members are welcome at these meetings.
We ask for a donation of £2 to help cover the cost of room hire.

14th January: Paul Balmer – Sweden and Norway.
11th February: Chris Elliott – Winter Trips through Switzerland.
11th March: Michael Painting – The Grisons in Winter 2022.

East Midlands

Branch Organiser: Glyn Jones
Alpiglen,13 Welland Close, Burton–on-Trent DE15 0AG Tel: 01283 567983
Email: east.mids@swissrailsoc.org.uk
Venue: Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace, Derby (almost opposite Derby Station) at 19:00
Click here for the branch’s web page.

The Branch has restarted physical meetings.
In the future meetings will be held on the last Thursday of the following months:  March, April, May, September, October and November.

25th November: Glyn Jones – This and That and a Bit of the Other.

2022

31st March: Martin Fishers’s Swiss Alphabet – The letter “T”  – presented by Glyn Jones.
28th April: Paul Russenberger – “This and That, Here and There, Now and Then, but Mostly Switzerland.
26th May: To Be Arranged.
29th September: Don Wight – Pot Pourri 6.
27th October: To Be Arranged.
24th November: Member’s Evening – Bring your own digital images, slides and videos.

 

London

Branch Organiser: Jonathan Fisher
10 Runnymede Court, High Street, Egham, Surrey TW20 9AA.  Tel: 01784 435622. Text only 07795 560236
Email: london@swissrailsoc.org.uk
Meetings start at 19:00 on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Meditation Room, YMCA Kings Cross 1, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1.
Map and directions are available from the YMCA Kings Cross web site: www.ymcaonekx.co.uk/ For a map of directions click here.
There will be the chance to meet up with members for a  chat before the meeting from 18:00.  The YMCA Cafe has now closed but you can bring your own food or there is an excellent Fish and Chip Shop nearby.

It is planned to meet in person on and from 8 September.  Confirmation of this and the location of the venue for subsequent meetings can be obtained from the link above.  For log-in details for the “Zoom” meetings please email:  london.zoom@swissrailsoc.org.uk

December 8th: Christmas Quiz . Venue to be confirmed.

2022

January 12th: Paul Russenberger – “This and That, Here and There, Now and Then, but Mostly Switzerland.
February 9th: A further selection of Martin Fishers “Switzerland A – Z” – venue to be confirmed.
March 9th: Dave Coxon – “Taking trains abroad before the tunnel” – venue to be confirmed.
April 13th: Branch AGM followed by a selection of short Swiss Railway Videos – venue to be confirmed.

 

Manchester

Branch Organiser:
Email: manchester@swissrailsoc.org.uk
Venue: Friends’ Meeting House, 6, Mount Street, Manchester. [Behind Central Library.] (Metro – St.Peter’s Square.) Please note that meetings now open at 18:45 for chat etc.although the room is available to  us anytime after 18:00.  The presentation starts at 19:15 and meetings close shortly before 21:00. Please note the time changes. Check our website: http://www.swiss.nwrail.org.uk  for further details/changes.

Check our website: http://www.swiss.nwrail.org.uk  From January branch meetings will be held at the above venue. Please contact the Branch Organiser for details.

1st December: Festive Quiz.

2022

5th January: All Change – presented by Dave Howsam.
2nd February: Definitely not Standard Gauge – presented by David Gartside.
2nd March:  Rhatische Bahn 2021 – Philip Donbavand

 

West Midlands

Branch Organiser: Richard Shaw, email: west.mids@swissrailsoc.org,  Phone 0121 552 5148 (Home) 07804126706 (Mobile).
Meetings are mainly held in Kidderminster Railway Museum on last Wednesday of Month at 19:30 from August to April, except for the December event (Most convenient date for members).
Click here for the branch’s web page.

November 24th: Rupert Chambers – Subject to be decided.

2022

26th January: To be confirmed.
23rd February: To be confirmed.
30th March: To be confirmed.
27th April: To be confirmed. 

West of England

Branch organisers: Jonathan Collinge & Rupert Dove-Medows

Email: wofe.branch@swissrailsoc.org.uk
The branch normally meets at 11:15 on the second Saturday of the month from October to April, with a summer outing.
Venue: The Keyberry Hotel, 17, Kingskerswell Road, Newton Abbot,TQ12 1DQ.
Click here for the branch’s web page.

For the foreseeable future all meetings will be held via Zoom.  Please contact the Branch Organiser for times and log-in details

 

Yorkshire

Branch Organiser: Philip Lockwood. Tel: 0113 2532176
Email: yorkshire.branch@swissrailsoc.org.uk
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.

2022

5th February: Ray Wilkinson – Narrow Gauge East of Geneva
7th May: Martin Fisher – Swiss Alphabet – Remainder of E plus F and G.
16th August: To be Arranged.
15th October: To be Arranged.

Have you thought about forming a branch of the Society in your home area?

The Committee will give you all the help they can, please contact Martin Fisher for more information.