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   Welcome to the Japanese Railway Society

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 # 92

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Editorial, Publications, Shop, Letters, Not a Chairman's Chat * Letters, Publications, Chairman's Chat * News Update * Seibu Shinjuku Line will go underground * 25 Years ago - JR Office in London * Wandering around Japan 2016 (2) * Blue Train Restoration Project * Annual General Meeting 2017 * A Trip on the Jōmō Electric Railway * Ins & Outs of Platform Doors * A Memory at Anjō 57 Years Ago * Book Reviews * A Takasaki Triple * Shinkansen-Onsen-Obento * Model-In * Home Railway Museum * Japan in Spring Photos * The state of rural third sector railways * Model-in: Blue Train HO Model & Exhibition Calendar


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Photos of the Month
Miniature Locomotives

This month we take a look at Miniature Locomotives which you can see either as a static display or in action at various locations around Japan.

All Photos: Graeme Daniel.

182 5'' gauge D51, Akita Station, Japan 2016.jpg
7¼'' gauge D51 Akita Station, This locomotive is on display with one other a 71/4” along with a small collection of steam locomotive memorabilia on the walkway between platforms. 23rd October 2016.


323 5'' Gauge Loco, Yokokawa Museum, Japan 2016.jpg
5'' Gauge Loco, taken at The 'Usui Pass Railway Cultural Village' known as Poppo Town, it is located close to the JR East station of Yokokawa, the village opened on an eleven acre site during April 1998. The 5 inch gauge circuit has four steam locomotives and a battery electric self drive train, the steam locomotive in the background is D51 96. 9th October 2016.

644 Miniature Steam Locomotive, Nagoya City Science Museum, Japan 2016.jpg
Miniature Steam Locomotive, Nagoya City Science Museum. 19th October 2016.

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