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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 this year's Veteran's Tour which
concluded early last month and focused on Hokkaido.

All photos: Anthony Leith

The scene at Shin-Totsukawa, the terminus of the Sasshō Line at midday on 27/05/2014.
This station handles just 3 services a day and the KiHa 40 waiting to return to Ishikari-Tōbetsu
was the penultimate for the day.

A similar scene to that above at Mashike, the terminus of the Rumoi Main Line on the afternoon
of 28/05/2014. This station offers 6 departures for Fukagawa on the Hakodate Main Line. This
KiHa 54 returned as the 15:38 service.

The 711 series EMU's were the first ordered by JNR for service on the Hakodate Main Line in 1968.
After serving the Asahikawa - Sapporo -Otaru area for 46 years they will be withdrawn from service
in late 2014. S-114 is one of two that have been re-liveried in the original JNR colours and is seen here
arriving at Takikawa on 30/05/2014 while heading westbound.
Photo of the Month Archive

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