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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 # 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

C6120 SL Retro Minakami

JR East regularly operate steam locomotive C 6120 along the Jōetsu Railway from Takasaki to Minakami, a distance of 59 km.

During August 1973 C 6120 was taken out of service and placed on static display in Kezoji Park in Isesaki, a city in Gunma Prefecture , with the aim of teaching the next generation about the railway heritage of steam locomotives. In 2010, C 6120 underwent restoration work was back in traffic during March 2011.

These photos were taken on Saturday, 8th October 2016.

All Photos: Graeme Daniel

Shunting at Takasaki.

Taking water at Minakami.

The fireman cleans the ash pan before the return run to Takasaki.

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