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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 # 91

In this issue: -

Kurobe Gorge Railway * Letters, Publications, Chairman's Chat * 25 Years: Important Railway Events in 1991 * 25 Years: Reflecting on the JRS * 25 Years: The Sagano Romantic Railway * 25 Years: Rail Travel * 25 Years: From Shinkansen to Maglev * 25 Years: 25 km, or Thereabouts * Tomoda Switchback * The Lost Engines * Wandering around Japan 2016 (1) * Keihan Main Line * News Update * Book Review: Shinkansen, The Half Century * Model-In * Home Railway Museum

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Photos of the Month
Toyohashi Tetsudō

All Photos: Oliver Mayer, taken on Friday, 13th January 2017.

Tram 3504 (built in 1956, formerly Tōkyō-Toden 7021, came to Toyohashi in
1977) between Higashi-Hatchō and Maehata.

Tram 3203 (built in 1955, formerly Meitetsu mo-582 in Gifu, came to
Toyohashi in 1980) at the depot in Akaiwaguchi. This car operates as
"Odensha" between November and February, once or twice a day, on a round
trip between Toyohashi Station and Undōkōen-mae, including an oden-meal and
drinks. "Oden" is a dish made of several ingredients in a broth and is
popular winter food in Japan, while "densha" means train; so both words make

Low-floor tram T1001 (built in 2008) at Ekimae-ōdōri.

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