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Welcome to the Japanese Railway Society (JRS)

The Japanese Railway Society (JRS) was founded in 1991 in London to promote the knowledge of the
railways of Japan in the UK & other non-Japanese-speaking parts of the world. Since 1991, there have
been several activities like exhibitions (also of railway models), a TV-show (on Naruhodo The World, Fuji TV),
many meetings in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and many guided tours to and meetings in Japan.
Our membership is now more than 200 people in over 10 countries worldwide.

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    December 2014 edition
    By Anthony Robins

  • Details of our upcoming events may be found here

    The latest Bullet-In features:


    Bullet-In # 87

    * Diary Dates, Editorial, Letters * Society Shop/New Honorary Secretary * Older and Newer Metro Stock (2) * Chairman's Chat * News Update
    * Matsusaka's Railways - Past and Present * John Cowburn's Saga * Patagonian Stars * Kurobe Gorge Railway and Alpine Route
    * Hokuriku and Poppo Town (2) * The Eizan Railway (Eizan) * Japanese Bullet trains & UK Train Production * Model-In: Exhibition Dates
    * Model-In: Hironocho Questions * Japan's Major Holiday Seasons *

Photos of the Month

This month we continue our look at the tramways in the Kansai from the collection of Oliver Mayer. This
collection comes from a visit to the Hankai Tramway in Southern Ōsaka.

All taken on 8th October 2007.

Tram 605 at Sumiyoshi, a tram junction and tram stop, on its way from Sumiyoshi-Kōen to
Tennōji-ekimae. On the left is the short line to Sumiyoshi-Kōen stop, just beside Nankai’s
Sumiyoshi-Taisha station. This short line was closed at the end of January 2016.

Tram 601 at Sumiyoshi, on a service from Tennōji-ekimae to Abikomichi.

Tram 354 at Sumiyoshi-Torii-mae, bound for Hamadera-ekimae.
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