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Welcome to the Japanese Railway Society (JRS)

The Japanese Railway Society (JRS) was founded in 1991 in London, England, to promote the knowledge of the
railways of Japan in England and 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. The membership is now more than 300 persons in about 10 countries

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    December 2013 edition
    By Anthony Robins

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    The latest Bullet-In features:


    Bullet-In # 81

    EF 81s; JNR's loco heritage * London - Tokyo Rail via Sakhalin? * North to Hokkaido * JRF HD300 Hybrid * Postal Commemoratives *
    Mudslides & Washouts * Sanriku Railway Re-Opened * Tetchan * Coping with a Power Crisis * Narrow Gauge & Model-In * News Update

Photos of the Month

This month's selection is from the South of Nagano Prefecture.

All photos: Anthony Leith

Super Azusa 22 having departed Chino on the Chūō Main Line,
passes over Miyakawa enroute to Shinjuku. 20/05.2014.

EH200-12 leads a down freight through Okaya. 21/05/2014.

JR Tokai 313 series set B509 appraching Niekawa on the Chūō Main Line
while operating a local service bound for Shiojiri. This station is famous for
being one of the best preserved 'Juku' on the old Nakasendō route during
the Edo period. 21/05/2014.
Photo of the Month Archive

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