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19th May 2020:
Now available is the latest travel guide by Martin Fisher, South West Switzerland. This “new” Guide is actually an updated and expanded amalgamation of two older guides – one for Geneva & The Rhône Valley and part of one about the Glacier Express, both first published in 2011 and now out of print. Since 2011 there have been a number of developments in South West Switzerland and the opportunity has been taken to draw attention to a greater range of places to visit. This new book maintains the A5 format and, amongst other things, provides coverage of the Glacier Express route up to the Oberalp Pass from which point another of our Guides, about Graubünden, describes the other half of that famous journey. There are many extra photographs and more websites have been quoted so the reader can easily research additional information if he or she wishes. The area covered extends eastwards from Geneva to the Oberalp Pass above Andermatt, and from Yverdon-les-Bains across to Zermatt. The book has 72 pages with 216 photographs all in colour and there is a map to illustrate the principal locations. The price is £7.00 plus postage and it is available from our on-line shop.
5th April 2020:
We now have the latest Perren Cab Ride DVD in stock – SBB and Thurbo lines in the canton of Thurgau.. This double DVD covers the following lines: Weinfelden – St. Gallen, Wil – Constance, Romanshorn – Winterthur and Rorschach – Schaffhausen. It is available through our on-line shop where there are full details of the DVD’s contents. The price is £37.00 plus postage.
3rd April 2020
Regretably we have had to increase the price of the Perren Cab Ride DVDs. We have to pay for them in Swiss Francs and as you are no doubt aware the exchange rate has dropped considerably in recent weeks. The new price is £21.00 for single DVDs and £37.00 for doubles plus postage.
1st April 2020:
Whilst the Society’s on-line shop remains open, delivery times may be extended as parcels will only be taken to the Post Office once a week. In additions, it is not possible to get new stocks of some of our sales items and consequently delivery times will be considerably extended.
27th March 2020:
Now available is the latest book by Martin Fisher, “Swiss Independent Railways – Their Electric Locomotives Past and Present”. This new A4 book describes all the various electric locomotives used down the years to the present day by each of the other Swiss railway operators. These are often described as privately-owned and although some are, many are at least partly owned by local government. Indeed, the Federal government has a stake in one or two cases. 30 railway companies feature (several of whom are amalgamations of various smaller operators) plus 11 modern-day Open Access operators and 5 locomotive leasing companies. Like the SBB book, the new publication describes the evolution of Swiss electric locomotive design from the very earliest experimental schemes through to the most recent designs. Both standard and narrow gauge railways feature. In the case of narrow gauge lines particularly, the distinction between locomotives and shunters and/or railcars can be blurred so shunters and railcars are described where they clearly have a “main line” use as locomotives. Photographs are in colour wherever possible but some old archive photos (mostly very rare) are in black-and-white. The price is £16.00 plus postage from our on-line shop or £19.50 by mail order including postage.
24th March 2020:
Now available is the update version of Switzerland Travel Guide No.4 by Martin Fisher which covers the Lake Luzern area. The first edition of this Guide was published in 2012. Since 2012 there have been several developments in this part of Switzerland, not least the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel. This new second edition maintains the A5 format but has been thoroughly updated & enlarged with more pages and many new photographs. There are more references to places to visit and more websites quoted so the reader can easily research additional information if he or she wishes. As before, the Guide covers a much wider area than simply Lake Luzern and its surrounding towns, villages and mountains. The area covered extends to Zug and Einsiedeln to the north, the eastern part of the Emmental in the west, the Klausen Pass in the east and up to the Brünig Pass, Mount Titlis and Göschenen in the south. All 178 photographs are in colour and there is a map to illustrate the principal locations.. The price is £7.00 plus postage from our on-line shop or £8.00 by mail order including postage.
7th February 2020:
We now have the latest Perren Cab Ride DVD in stock – TransN-Linien und RVT Historique. This single DVD covers the following lines: Le Locle – Les Brenets, La Chaux-de-Fonds – Les Ponts du Martel, Boudry – Neuchâtel Place Pury, Buttes – Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel – Buttes, Fleurier – St. Sulpice. It is available through our on-line shop where there are full details of the DVD’s contents. The price is £21.00 plus postage.
14th January 2020:
SRS Member Jason Sargerson has produced a new A4 book on Swiss Standard Gauge Railways. This A4 publication is available either direct from Jason’s website by mail order or from the SRS Sales Stand at exhibitions. The price is £10.00
26th November 2019:
The Society’s latest book was published at the Warley Show last weekend, written by Bryan Stone, our former ” Swiss Correspondent” and long time resident of Basle, it is the story of the Birsigthalbahn. This A4 soft back book tells the remarkable story and history of an unusual minor Swiss railway. It has 56 pages and over 100 photographs in colour and b&w. The price is £10.00 plus postage from our on-line shop or £11.50 by mail order including postage.
We now have available the first in a series of packs of Christmas Cards. This pack covers the RhB and consists of five cards, one of each of the photos. shown on the left. Each card is A6 in size and has the caption “Seasons Greetings” written inside. They come complete with envelopes. the price is £3.00 plus postage from our on-line shop or £4.50 by mail order. Two packs are £7.50 and three packs £10.50.
21st September 2019:
We now have the latest Perren Cab Ride DVD in stock – TMR – Linien und Bergbahnen im Mont-Blanc-Gebiet. This double DVD covers the following lines: Orsières – Sembrancher, Le Châble – Martigny, Valoorcine – Martigny, Le Montuires – Pied du Barrage – Les Montuires, Chamonix – Mont-blanc – montenvers, Nid d’Aigle – St. Gervais-Le Fayet, Vallorcine – Chamonix – Mont Blanc. It is available through our on-line shop where there are full details of the DVD’s contents. The price is £37.00 plus postage.
26th July 2019:
The price of two of the Society’s publications ” Swiss Mountain Climbing” and “Swiss Lakes” has been reduced. They can now be purchased from our on-line shop for £10.00 each plus the appropriate post and packing charge. Buy them now as supplies are limited.
7th June 2019:
We now have the latest Perren Cab ride DVD in stock – Basel – Winterthur – dem Rhein entlang. This single DVD covers the following lines: Basel – Stein Säckingen – Koblenz – Winterthur. It is available through our on-line shop where there are full details of the DVD’s contents. The price is £21.00 plus postage.
22th April 2018:
Available now, our new publication is the revised and much enlarged version of our publication Swiss PostBuses, now in A4 hardback with 208 pages, the book provides a company history and fleet description in much greater detail than before. The price is £28.00 plus £3.50 postage. It isavailable by mail order or through our on-line shop.
29th March 2019:
We now have the latest Perren Cab ride DVD in stock – Rigibahn and SBB lines around Lake Zug. This single DVD covers the following lines: Arth-Goldau – Rigi Kulm, Rigi-Kulm – Vitznau, Zug – Rotkreuz, Luzern – Arth-Goldau, Arth-Goldau – Zürich HB. It is available through our On-Line Shop where there are full details of the DVD’s contents. The price is £21.00 plus postage.
14th January 2019:
The Society is now selling the Video125 produced DVD and Blu-ray disc title The Old Gotthard Route a Drivers View. This is not a cab ride but a view out of all the cab windows along with a commentary. Full details can be found in our on-line shop. The price is £19 for the DVD or £23.00 for the High Definition version on Blu-ray disc. Be certain that you can play Blu-ray discs before choosing this option.
13th August 2018:
MITV ceased trading at the end of April 2018 when Chris and Sue retired. We will still be able to supply their DVDs for the foreseeable future. Please see our Society Shop for details and prices.
9th March 2018:
The Society’s latest publication –
10th September 2018:
We now have the latest Perren Cab ride DVD in stock –
6th December 2017:
Member Jason Sargerson now has his own website: www.jasonsargerson.uk to provide information about his books and how to buy them. He has recently updated Volume One of his book, now titled Swiss Narrow Gauge West and South. Volume Two has now been updated land is available now.
These books are now available from the Society Sales Stand price at £10.00 per volume. Or by mail order direct from Jason.
20th November 2017:
The Society’s publication –
18th October 2015:
Remco has informed us that REOS has now ceased producing DVDs and that all his videos will soon be available to view on his YouTube channel free of charge. There is a link to this from his website.