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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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  • News Archive
    March 2014 edition
    By Anthony Robins

  • Details of our upcoming events may be found here

    The latest Bullet-In features:


    Bullet-In # 82

    Shinkansen 50 Diary * Dates Editorial * Oku-Tama - Endless Rope Haulage * New Tokaido Trunk Railway, 1963 * JRS Web & Social Media Update * Membership Notes * Hokkaido Winter Travel, Part 2 * Niigata to Kushiro  * Sleeping Car Limited Express "Akebono" * Chairman's Chat *
    Routing of Allied Trains, 1946 - 1952 *
    Shinkansen News, Past & Present * 760mm gauge Railways Worldwide

Photos of the Month

This month's selection photo's focuses on the Tohoku region.

Coupled E3 & E5 sets bound for the Tohoku
Shinkansen waiting for departure from Tokyo
Station on 18/10/2014. Photo: Tony Atkins

Resort Hybrid at bound for Akita via the sceninc
Gonō Line awaiting departure from Aomori on
Photo: Tony Atkins

A Tokyo bound E6 set awaiting departure from Akita on
05/06/2014. The set reversed direction at
Ōmagari and was
coupled with an E5 set at Morioka before completing the
journey to the capital. Photo: Anthony Leith
Photo of the Month Archive

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