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31st July 2022
We now have available from our on-line shop the the National Directory of Traditional Railway Societies, published by the Railway Club Directory. It contains details of all traditional railway societies that exist today in the UK today, numbering 125 in total. These range from national societies with thousands of members, to small local village clubs. Each society has at least one page dedicated to it, many with coloured photographs of their magazines. The book may be read together with its related website which contains a weekly posting of each society’s meetings and events. Note that model railway clubs and preservation societies are not included. Softback, large size (11inch x 8.5 inch), 100+ photographs, 250 pages. The price is £20.00

31st July 2022
We now have available from our on-line shop  the new 3rd edition of our guide to the Bernese Oberland, written by Bill Salter.  This guide to Bern and the Bernese Oberland is an updated version of Volume 1 in the Swiss Railway Society’s popular series of A5-format regional Travel Guides to Switzerland. The last edition of this volume appeared in 2019 and the opportunity has been taken to update the text to reflect the changes that have taken place in the area’s transport provision in the intervening period, including the introduction of the new tricable gondola between Grindelwald and Eigergletscher, the momentous Eiger Express project.  The photographic selection has also been substantially refreshed and, whilst the series is designed to appeal to the transport enthusiast, it also includes much to interest the general visitor wishing to explore this popular holiday area. The price is £7.00

1st July 2022:
All copies of the Society publication “SBB Electric Locomotives – Past and Present” by Martin Fisher have now been sold. There will not be a reprint of this book.

21st May 2022
We now have available from our on-line shop the A4 Swiss Express binders featuring the new Society logo. The price is £9.50 each.

8th April 2022:
New in the Society shop are the Beanie Hats in black and Baseball Caps in navy, both featuring the new Society logo and priced at £10 each, they can be purchased here. We also have the new Society Mugs priced at £6.00 and thes can be purchased here.

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5th February 2022
We now have available from our on-line shop the new book, Swiss Steam Since 1900 by Martin Fisher. This A4 book describes all the various steam locomotives used from 1900 to the present day by each of the other Swiss railway operators. At first sight, such a book might seem surprising as many Swiss railways were electrified in the 1920s and very nearly the whole network had been electrified by 1960. But pockets of steam operation survived for many years. Although nationalised operator SBB received its last new steam locomotive in 1917 it still had 148 steam locos in 1960 and its last steam-hauled passenger train ran in November 1968. Happily, a number of Swiss steam locos passed into preservation and can still be enjoyed today. This book was conceived as one about the SBB’s steam locomotive fleet of almost 1,560 locos, mostly standard gauge. But the book also includes 400 steam locos operated by Switzerland’s independent railways, both standard and narrow gauge, some using adhesion, some rack-and-pinion and some both methods. In addition to the types which saw everyday use, some experimental designs are described along with three projects that never got further than the drawing board. The price is £35 and Society members get free UK postage by quoting the Coupon Code that is shown on the home page of the Members Area of the website. This offer lasts until 30th June 2022.

4th February 2022:
We now have the latest Perren Cab Ride DVD in stock – SBB-Linie Zürich – Berne (Neue Strecke).  This  single DVD covers the following lines:   Zürich – Aarau (via Heitersberg),  Zürich – Brugg – Bern (via neubaustrecke), Olten – Solothurn, Herzogenbuchsee – Solothurn.  It is available through our on-line shop where there are full details of the DVD’s contents and a sample video. The price is £21.00 plus carriage.

17th January 2022:
Grab yourselves a bargain – we have reduced the price of the hardback book “Swiss Postbuses” to £18.00 whilst stocks last – buy it here.

10th  January 2022:
The 2021 issues of Swiss Express are now available from our on-line shop priced at £3.50 per edition.

 

5th December 2021:
We now have available from our on-line shop the updated version of Swiss Travel Guide No. 6 Graubünden. Written by Bill Slater and Martin Fisher this 64-page guide has over 110 colour photographs and is in A5 format. It covers  Switzerland’s largest canton which includes resorts such as Davos, Klosters and St Moritz. The booklet offers a map; guidance on how to get there; Swiss ticketing arrangements; sample hotels; the railways and other forms of public transport; and the places to visit. The opportunity has been taken to update the text to reflect the profound motive power changes taking place within Graubünden’s major transport provider, the Rhätische Bahn. The photograph selection has been completely revised to reflect these attributes and the book contains many stunning railway images from some of Switzerland’s top transport photographers. The price is £7.00 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