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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 # 93

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Editorial, Publications, Shop, Letters, Chat * JR Office in London (2) * News Update * Torokko: Truck or Trolley * Memories of Train Whistles * The Yōrō Railway * My First Two Visits to Japan, 1966 and 1970 * Interesting Experiences – Lessons Learned * The Akechi Railway * Model-In: Shinkansen in HO * Model-In: Exhibition Calendar

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Photos of the Month

Fukui Trams

Scenes of the interesting tramway operation near Tawaramachi in Fukui, in the Hokuriku region.

All Photos: Anthony Robins, taken 6th May 2017.

'ki-bo': Echizen Tetsudō's lone low floor set for 'Phoenix Tawaramachi Line' through operations to Fukui Tetsudō. Manufactured by Niigata Transys, it was introduced into service in March 2016.

Fukui Tetsudō's 735: ex Stuttgart tram, previously in Kōchi until 2014, at Tawaramachi, the station which was remodeled to allow through operations between Fukui Tetsudō and the 3rd-sector Echizen Tetsudō.

Fukui Tetsudō's 802: ex Gifu car, which has now been in service in Fukui for over eleven years. It is
seen at Echizen-Takefu.

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