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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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Bullet-In # 100

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* Editorial, Letters, Chairman’s Chat, Shop * 2019 JRS Tour Ideas * News Update * Remembrances and Reflections * Class 100 Train Units in Japan * Series 100 Trams * Number 100 on Railway Items in Japan * By Rail to Gōra/Hakone: 100 Years * Memories of the Series 100 Shinkansen * End of Eras * 25 Years with the Japanese Railway Society * Japan Revisited – Highs and Lows * Two Memorable Photos of Meitetsu * Film Review: As a Family, Railways * Model-In: Modelling Calendar *

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Photos of the Month
Bullet-In 100

This spring saw the publication of the 100th issue of our magazine, Bullet-In. To celebrate this issue, series 100 trains and trams at various railway companies in Japan are featured, giving information about each series in the magazine. The following three trains are also dealt with in detail in Bullet-In 100.

All Photos: Oliver Mayer.


Ōmi Railway series 100 leaving Hikone for Maibara on 18th January 2016. These cars were originally Seibu class 101, and came to the Ōmi Railway in 2009.

Meitetsu (Nagoya Railroad) series 100 approaching Nisshin on the Toyota Line on 30th June 2016. Introduced in 1979, these cars are operating through services with the Nagoya Subway Tsurumai Line and are thus built to subway standards, which means they are longer than all other Meitetsu cars.

Linimo series 100 approaching Irigaike-Koen on 31st July 2018. The Linimo is a linear motor magnetic-levitated train that was opened in 2005..

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