Page Last Updated 30th March 2024

Branch Organiser: Richard Shaw, email: west.mids@swissrailsoc.org.uk, Phone 0121 552 5148 (Home) 07804126706 (Mobile).
Meetings are mainly held in Kidderminster Railway Museum on last Wednesday of Month from August to April except for the Christmas Event.

26th April (Friday) Pre AGM Meeting – Swiss Express Editor, Graeme Henderson – “ Graeme will talk about his life and transport interests, leading to him becoming Society magazine editor.”. Please note this is a change of subject.

Could you give a presentation to the Branch? If you would like to please contact the organiser.

Report on the Branch’s 2017 Excursion is below:

On the 19th July 2017 members of the West Midlands Group enjoyed an excellent day visiting the Severn Valley Railway. Prior to joining the former GWR Observation Saloon for two return trips to Bridgnorth hauled by the ex-GWR 0-6-0 saddle tank 813, a tour of the Kidderminster Carriage Works was undertaken. Members were provided with an informative and fascinating insight into the detailed work undertaken there. During the trips to and from Bridgnorth, a range of splendid refreshments were served, photo stops were provided and footplate rides enjoyed. A big thank you is due to Richard Shaw for organising the event and to the SVR staff and volunteers who made it all so enjoyable. Top Job!

Photos and write-up by Don Gatehouse