Page last updated 19th September 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 17th October at 20:00. The speaker will be David Stevenson and the subject  “More of my Switzerland”.  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:  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.

Future confirmed meetings are:
21 November: Boyd Misstear – Porta Alpina to Pontresina – Part Two of Boyd’s model railway.


16 January: Geoff Greer – Swiss Winter Wonderland.
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
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.

The Branch is not planning to hold any meetings before the beginning of 2021.  For further information please contact the Branch Organiser.

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.

The Branch will restart physical meetings in September 2021

23rd September: (Please note this meeting is a week earlier) Don Wight -Pot Pourri 5
28th October: Rob Morrey – Whiskers on Kittens.
25th November: This and That and a Bit of the Other.



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  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:

October 13th: Graham Benbow “From Ebbsfleet to Bucharest” Venue to be confirmed.
November 10th: George Howe The RhB 100th Anniversary Celebrations. Venue to be confirmed.
December 8th: Christmas Quiz . Venue to be confirmed.


Branch Organiser:
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.

Check our website: as for the foreseeable future all Manchester branch meetings will be held by Zoom. Please contact the Branch Organiser for log-in details.

October 6th: Theme – Pot Luck – Choose your own theme.


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.

September 29th: Don Gatehouse – Subject to be decided, maybe via Zoom.
October 27th: Richard Shaw – Swiss Railways Society West Midlands Branch on Ice.
November 24th: Rupert Chambers – Subject to be decided.

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.

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



Branch Organiser: Philip Lockwood. Tel: 0113 2532176
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.

Oct. 16th: Paul Russenberger – This and That, Here and There, Now and then – but Mainly Switzerland!

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.