23rd March 2017
"Trainspotting in Fluelen"
Roger Ellis, Steve Tinsley and a few like minded members of the Society are going to the Hotel Sternen in Fluelen to do just that. We are arriving on Monday/Tuesday 4/5th September and returning mainly on Saturday 9th. If any member would like to join the party, which currently numbers at least five trainspotters, then please contact the Hotel direct (email@example.com) but let Frau Bonetti know that you are members of the SRS and are joining Roger Ellis and Steve T. That lovely lady gives a discount of 5% to SRS members. For more details please contact Roger.
15th March 2017:
The 2017 AGM in Derby was very successful with almost 150 visitors attending the meeting at some time during the day and the exhibition rooms were very busy. The report with photos is available here and the AGM brochure with reports and accounts is available here.
The 2018 AGM will be held on the 17th March 2018 at the Stuart Hotel, London Road, Derby. More details are available here and will be regularly updated.
17th February 2017:
John Jesson’s report on the 2017 Nüremburg Toy Fair is now available here.
28th January 2017:
Arrangements have been made by the Brienz Rothorn Bahn for a simple dedication of the Society’s memorial to its founder, Roy Dunglison. This takes the form of a wooden station bench with engraved memorial plate, to be installed at Planalp station, where the ceremony will take place on May 26th 2017.
Members wishing to attend this event will meet at the Brienz station of the Brienz Rothorn Bahn, in good time to depart at 13.45 for Planalp, arrival at 14.15. Departure from Planalp will be at 15.00 with arrival at Brienz station at 15.30. Connecting trains at Brienz on the Zentralbahn (Table 470) serve Interlaken Ost and Luzern.
Members intending to be present should advise Bryan Stone, Swiss Express -
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:
Switzerland Travel Centre (STC) have confirmed that the 5% discount offer on holidays and travel passes will continue until 31st December 2017. 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 -
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 -
18th November 2013:
Alan Conway and Tony Cutler have written about their RhB Observations from their visit in June 2013. It can be read here.
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.
Page last updated 23rd April 2017
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