South Wales and West

Welcome to the South Wales and West (SWW) Branch of the OS


Our branch area roughly aligns with the South Wales and Western Traffic Areas, stretching from Aberystwyth to Land's End and across to Bournemouth.

Such a wide and varied area does mean that our Bulletin, published around 9 times a year, is always packed. Each issue contains articles on current and historical operations in our area, reports on our meetings and days out, and includes any feedback received from members. The Route News section records changes from operators large and small, alternating in successive bulletins between South Wales and South West England, supplemented with relevant photographs.

Events include presentations by invited speakers, visits to operators, and route tours. Speakers give talks after the AGM and at an annual meeting with the Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, and we also join with the latter in a pre-Christmas Quiz evening. Other presentations are given on-line to allow wide participation.

For topical news items and photographs, please also visit our Facebook page:


Sample Bulletins

To view a recent example of one of our regular Branch Bulletins, please click here.


Distribution of Printed Bulletins

SW&W Branch Bulletin no. 240 dated May 2023 was posted on 16th June.

SW&W Branch Bulletin no. 241 dated June - July 2023 was posted on 26th August.


Contact Us

Our postal address - 100 Sandwell Street, Walsall, WS1 3EB