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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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    October 2014 edition
    By Anthony Robins

  • Details of our upcoming events may be found here

    The latest Bullet-In features:


    Bullet-In # 85

    * Diary Dates, Editorial, Chairman's Chat * News Update * RailTōkyō2015 Conference * Veterans Tour Report
    * Freight Locomotive Line-up * Railway Themed Bars * Speed-up to 285 km/h * Ultraman Stamp Rally
    * Steam to the Stars * Railways & Children Part 2 * Hankyu & the Ōte-shi-tetsu * Model-In
    * Mitsubishi Locomotives in South America *

Photos of the Month

Tōkyō Metro Marunouchi Line, leaving Yotsuya station in central Tōkyō. The series 02 was introduced in 1988, this
set was built in 1994. It is similar to the Ginza line’s series 01, which is now being phased out, so the series 02 may
also not last very long. 20/05/2012. Photo: Oliver Mayer

Hiroshima Tramcar 713 bound for Eba terminal passing the A-bomb dome 04/11/2015. Photo: Richard Tremaine.

Tōkyō Metro 10000 series train, arriving at Kawagoe-shi station in Saitama prefecture. The series 10000 was first
introduced in 2006 for services on the Yurakucho Line, and later also used on the Fukutoshin Line, when it opened
for service in 2008. These trains can be seen not only on those two subway lines, but also on the Tōbu Tōjō Line
(where this photo was taken), on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line and the Minato Mirai Line.
. Photo: Oliver Mayer
Photo of the Month Archive

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