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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 # 100

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* Editorial, Letters, Chairman’s Chat, Shop * 2019 JRS Tour Ideas * News Update * Remembrances and Reflections * Class 100 Train Units in Japan * Series 100 Trams * Number 100 on Railway Items in Japan * By Rail to Gōra/Hakone: 100 Years * Memories of the Series 100 Shinkansen * End of Eras * 25 Years with the Japanese Railway Society * Japan Revisited – Highs and Lows * Two Memorable Photos of Meitetsu * Film Review: As a Family, Railways * Model-In: Modelling Calendar *

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Photos of the Month
Tōkaidō Shinkansen

The world's first High-Speed Railway, the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, celebrates it's 55th anniversary of operation later this year, and in April, the 60th anniversary since construction commenced in earnest to complete the route from Tōkyō to Shin-Ōsaka. After 5 years construction, opening for service in October 1964 in advance of the first Tōkyō Olympic Games. JRS member Des West has shared a selection of shots from his visit to Japan during the 50th anniversary period in 2014.

All Photos: Des West
, taken 1st October 2014.


JR West owned N700 set N1 roared through Odawara on an eastbound service to Tōkyō

700 Series set C18 also sped through Odawara heading westbound on the 1st October 2014. The 700 series are presently in the process of withdrawal and demotion to slower stopping services over the Tōkaido-Sanyō Shinkansen route, with the faster 'Nozomi' services handled by the newer 700 series derivatives.

N700A series set G13 seen arriving at Shin-Ōsaka. This set had been in service for just over 6 months at the time of this photo.

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