Suburban Electric Railway Association      
Located at the ELECTRIC RAILWAY MUSEUM, Rowley Road, Baginton, Warwickshire           

Established 1996

Who Are We?

The Coventry Site - The Current Page

Latest News

Current list of items in our collection

What are we working on ?

Membership Of SERA

Can you help us out ?

How to contact us

Links to other sites of interest

Where the collection is located.

The original Coventry Steam Railway Centre was started in 1986 by a group who set out to preserve Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 tank loco number 1857. The group established the site and collected various items of motive power, rolling stock and infrastructure including Little Bowden Junction Midland Railway Signal Box. Never blessed with a large membership progress was slow and by the mid 1990's had slowed to near stop. The late nineties saw one of the original founders retire due to ill health and he sold his interest in the site to a consortium of SERA members, except the tank engine which was sold to another railway. By 2004 the other founders had called it a day and SERA took over sole running of the site's future.In 2008 plans were put in place by a 'coming together' of other projects in volved in Electric Traction Preservation to create a charity with a view to establishing a permanent home for an Electric Railway Museum. The SERA contributed the running of the Baginton site to this project and thus The Electric Railway Museum was born. Electric Railway Museum Limited is an independant registered charity that not only runs the site but has taken ownership of several items housed there. The SERA continues to exists only to own the locomotives and rolling stock as listed on this website but plays no part in the running of the Museum.

Public Opening Times

The Electric Railway Museum does not at present offer any train rides to visitors.

Further details on events can be found at the Electric Railway Museum Website

By Road

The Electric Railway Museum is located on Rowley Road approximately two miles from Coventry City centre, close to the village of Baginton. By road it can be easily reached from the M1(M45), M6 and the M69. Follow the signs for Coventry and from then on follow the brown tourist road signs for the Coventry Air Museum; the railway centre is next door to the air museum.

By Public Transport

The nearest train station to the site is Coventry itself. To travel onward to the site we recommend a either a taxi from the station forecourt, The taxi fare will be in the region of 8-10 in each direction.

If you are traveling by public transport, bus service No. 1 runs from the over bridge at the north end of Coventry railway station (bus stop is on the opposite side of the road from the station). The Electric Railway Museum is a fifteen-minute walk along Rowley Road from the bus stop at Toll Bar Roundabout.

Other Information

Click here for a full stocklist for the Electric Railway Museum site Opens a .pdf Document

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to visit the site outside of normally public opening times or hire the site for filming or photography purposes then please contact THE ELECTRIC RAILWAY MUSEUM LIMITED at