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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

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    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 photo's are an assortment from the collection
of Kiyoshi Jinno.

Hamakaze No.1 crossing the new concrete Amarube Bridge. The more
famous and arguably more striking steel construction remains in situ beside
the new structure. 18/08/2014

JR Tokai's Ki Ya 95 Inspection set paused at Nagoya on 04/09/2014. This 3 car
DMU performs similar inspections on the classic narrow gauge network to those
that the more well known 'Doctor Yellow' sets perform on the standard gauge
Shinkansen network.

A selection of commemorative beers on display at JR Takashimaya (a major
department store) in Nagoya. The special cans were produced by 4 of Japan's
major brewers (Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo & Suntory) to celebrate various achievements
for both JR Tokai & the Shinkansen system.
Photo of the Month Archive

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