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JRS Photos of the Month December 2020


2020 has been a tragic year, and one many will be glad to see the end of. As the year draws to a close we take a look at some shots in falling light. We wish all our members a happier 2021, and look forward to journeys ahead.

All Photos: Anthony Leith


A Shinano Railway 115 series EMU adorned in classic Yokosuka-Sōbu Rapid service colour scheme had just arrived at Myōkō-Kōgen on 25th February 2020. The station is the operational boundary between the Shinano Railway & the Echigo-Tokimeki Railway, both 3rd sector companies, opertating over the former Shin-Etsu Main Line between Nagano & Noaetsu.

The mask-clad JR Shikoku crew operating a 2 car 1000 series DMU local service to Tosa-Yamada waited patiently for the crossing of an Up Limited Express Nanpū and a Down local service at Ino on 8th September 2020.

A blue liveried 103 series EMU seen awaiting the departure of the 17:16 Wadamisaki Branch Line service at Hyōgo Station on 27th October 2020. The branch is one of a handful of lines where the venerable 103 series operates regularly, though this line operates only in mornings and evenings to service the many factories in the area. The line passes the large Kawasaki Heavy Industries plant where rolling stock intended for the domestic and export markets is constructed.

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