20th March 2018:
John Jesson has learned the very sad news of the passing of Mrs Ruth Jans-Kach at the beginning of March. Ruth was the wife of Paul Jans-Kach, former proprietor of the Hotel Frohsinn at Erstfeld and friends to many in the Society. We send our sincere condolences to Paul.

The 2018 AGM in Derby was very successful with almost 130 visitors attending the meeting at some time during the day, although the weather forecast and subsequent snow may have reduced the number of visitors. The report with photos is available here and the AGM brochure with reports and accounts is available here.

The 2019 AGM will be held on the 13th April 2019 at the Hallmark Midland  Hotel, Midland Road, Derby. More details are available here and will be regularly updated. It has been decided to hold the AGM later in the year in the hope of better weather.

27th May 2017:

There are details on the Modelling Page about a project to create a large model railway incorporating a Swiss element in Central London. The company are looking for help from Swiss railway modellers.

28th January updated 26th May 2017:

The Society’s memorial to its founder, Roy Dunglison, a wooden station bench with engraved memorial plate was installed at Planalp station on the Brienzer Rothorn Bahn.It was dedicated on May 26th  2017.

13th January 2017:

The Swiss Holiday Company is offering Society Members a 5% discount against holiday bookings . For details click here.

1st January 2017:
Today sees the Society become a Company Limited by Guarantee. The Memorandum and Articles of Association which replace the Society's Constitution can be viewed and downloaded here.

25th October 2016 - Updated 25th November 2017:

Switzerland Travel Centre (STC) have confirmed that the 5% discount offer on holidays and travel passes will continue until 31st December 2018. More details are available here. Please note that to qualify for the 5% members discount bookings must be made by telephone quoting your membership number. Bookings made on line will no longer qualify for the discount.

30th October 2015:

The Society now has a Facebook page - please take a look, some Society

Information will be put on our Facebook page.


We also have a Facebook Group where Society Members can post information

and ask questions. Please become a member of the group here.

23rd August 2015:

An updated version of the publication “Which Side of the Train to Sit” is available here, if you have any comments or would like to offer similar information for other areas please contact the Webmaster.


18th May 2015:
There has not been much activity on the Members Forum recently, remember it is your forum and you can visit the forum without registering. You do need to register (which you can do yourself) before you can post or answer forum topics.

17th April 2015 (Updated 10th August 2015):
We have been informed that the Stevenson Locomotive Society Library (which incorporates the SRS library) moved premises at the end of June. Details of the new location and its opening hours can be found here.

20th March 2015:
Boyd Misstear has spotted the following website about the Diesel locos on the DFB including a surprising new addition to the fleet. There are also webcams of the area and plenty of photos of the DFB: http://www.dieselcrew.ch/web/aktuell.html.

3rd June 2014:
John Jesson has written an article on Sasso san Gotthardo - the World War 2 fortifications on the Gotthard Pass that are now open to the public. It will not be published in Swiss Express but can be downloaded here as either  a pdf or Word document.

18th November 2013:
Alan Conway and Tony Cutler have written about their RhB Observations from their visit in June 2013. It can be read

There is  a section of the Forum for Members Sales and Wants of Swiss related items.

Have you thought about forming a new branch of the Society? The committee will give you every assistance. See the Birmingham Branch home page to see how Steve Buck started the branch.

See the Swiss News page in the Members Area for important information concerning the change in the attitude of the SBB towards the purchasing of tickets on trains and the validity of passes.

John Jesson’s “Plan B” Article on the SRS visit to the “closed” Gotthard can be seen here.

Boyd Misstear’s account of the 2011 Study Tour based in Spiez is now back on the website and can be read here.

The Society Library is held by the Stephenson Locomotive Society. Members are able to view books at their Addlestone premises.  Details on how to visit the library can be found here.

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