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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 # 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
Special Trains

This month we take a look at various Special Trains which you can see and ride regularly or seasonally at various locations around Japan.

All Photos: Anthony Robins.

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JR West’s ‘Eva Project’ themed type 500 set arrives at Shin-Ōsaka for a brief layover before departing on its next working to Okayama. 17th March 2017


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Kintetsu’s ‘Blue Symphony’ limited express, type 16200 converted from 6200, which operates to historic Yoshino awaits its early afternoon departure at Abenobashi in Ōsaka. 17th March 2017

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At weekends and holidays, JR West is operating smart ‘KiHa 40 2027’ as its ‘Belles Montagnes et Mer’ service on its Himi and Jōhana Lines from Takaoka. It even features an onboard sushi chef. It is seen here at Jōhana on 8th April 2017.

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