Page last updated 10th December  2018

The Society has Branches throughout the United Kingdom

Details of Branch Organisers and Meeting are detailed below:


Bristol and Bath

Branch Organiser:  James Henderson
20 Bloomfield Avenue, Bath BA2 3AB
Venue: Jack Pugh Room, Bath Scout Headquarters, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ. Meetings start at 19.30pm.

December – No Meeting


Jan. 11th:  Steve painter – European Miscellany.
Feb. 8th:  Bath’s Trams – Colin Maggs.
Mar. 8th: The Belgium National Railway Museum and the Dutch National Railway Museum – Michael Painting.
Apr. 12th:  Bauma “Platform der Kleinserie” and DVZO Dampfest 2017 – James Henderson.
May 10th: The Railways of the Jungfrau Region – Paul Russenberger.


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.

Jan. 31st: Early Days – Austria – John Jesson
Mar. 28th; Potpourri 4 – Don Wight
Apr. 12th: Pre AGM meeting at the Hallmark Midland Hotel starting at 20:00.  Another Look at Switzerland by Paul Russenberger.
May 30th: Paul Birchall.
Sep. 26th: Swiss Alphabet – N & M – Martin Fisher’s talk without Martin!
Oct. 31st: Visiting Switzerland – the First 60 Years – Paul Russenberger.
Nov. 28th: Members evening – bring your slides, digital images and videos.


Branch Organiser: Jonathan Fisher
10 Runnymede Court, High Street, Egham, Surrey TW20 9AA.  Tel: 01784 435622. Text only 07795 560236
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: For a map of directions click here.
There will be the chance to meet up with members for a coffee/snack and a chat before the meeting. Paul Russenberger should be there, as usual. From January this venue will have to change, possibly to The Skinner’s Arms on Judd Street.

Dec. 12th:  Annual Quiz.


Jan 9th:  Possibly a Members Evening “Countries adjacent to Switzerland”.
Feb.13th: A presentation by Nick Lera.


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 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:  for further details/changes.

Jan. 9th: TBA (Note this is the second Wednesday of the month).
Feb.6th: TBA
Mar. 6th: Phil Donbavand – RhB, Station to Station.
Apr. 3rd: Rob Morrey – Paris to Basle.
May 1st: Tomas Cusack presentation.


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 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.
To read the branch’s newsletter click here.

Dec. 12th:  Christmas Event.


Jan. 30th: To Be Arranged.
Feb. 27th: Sholto Thomas – Dutch Transport Scenes.
Mar. 27th: TBA.
Apr. 24th: TBA.


West of England

Branch organisers: Jonathan Collinge & Rupert Dove-Medows
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.

Jan. 12th: Annual Lunch (venue to be confirmed)
Feb. 9th:  Members Day.
Mar. 9th: Dresden Delights by Richard Green
Apr. 6th:- German Railways Little and Large by David Fletcher (note 1st Saturday of the month)
Spring 2019 – Outing (date and destination to be confirmed).



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.


Feb. 3rd:  2019 Swiss Holiday Pass – 1973 Style – Roger Hepworth
May. 4th:  Switzerland C, D and part of E – Martin Fisher
Aug 3rd:  Members Holiday Pictures.
Oct. 26th:  TBA

Have you thought about forming a branch of the Society?

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