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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 300 people in over 10 countries worldwide.

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    Bullet-In # 83

    Infrastructure: New Bridge * Future Rolling Stock * Travel Reports: Hokkaidō/Tōhoku, San'in Main Line, Umekōji Museum *
    English Electric Products in Japan * Steam Locomotive Driving
    * Heartwarming Stories * Anniversaries * Model-In  * News Update *

Photos of the Month

This months photo's are a mixed selection from
the collection of JRS member Makoto Onouchi.

Izu-Hakone ED32 & ED33 on the Sunzu-Line
between Mishima-Futsukamachi & Daiba Stations with
Mt Fuji in the background. 25/01/2015

ED32 & ED33 again, this time between Makinokō &
Ōhito Stations. 25/01/2015

The Sōya Main Line in Northern Hokkaido regularly sees high volumes
of snow fall on the line during the course of winter. Essential for keeping the
line clear is regular operation of snowplows. DE15 2514 pushes a plow through
a deep drift while operating special service 'Yuki 372' between Teshio-Nakagawa
& Saku. 11/01/2015

DE15 2514 seen again pushing through snow drifts
between Hokusei & Nisshin Stations while operating
special service 'Yuki 362'. 11/01/2015
Photo of the Month Archive

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