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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 # 94

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* Editorial, Shop, Notes, Letters * Chairman’s Chat * News Update * Tōbu Railway’s new steam locomotive train * Divided We Stand Again! * Three Kintetsu Lines * Two Trans-Kyūshū Lines interrupted * JR Shikoku Financial Challenges * JR West KiHa 47 Photo Gallery
* Freight Train Spotting: Kawasaki-Shinmachi * 25 Years have passed since I lived in London * Looking Back: Tōkyō Trams * Assassinations at Tōkyō Station * Timetables and Stations * Cruise Trains have increased in number * The Meishō Line Revisited
* Model Railway Trains at Tōbu World Square * Model-In: Seiketsu

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Photos of the Month

Nagasaki Trams

This month we continue looking at
JRS member Gordon Bannister's recent tour shots from Nagasaki's Urakami Tram Depot .

All Photos by Gordon, taken 3rd October 2017

Nagasaki tram 310 of 1954 in a fresh advertising livery passes the entrance to the tram depot at Urakami Shako-mae.

Trams 363 of 1961 & 502 of 1966 parked at the side of the main depot building.

The front of the main depot building with trams 1201, 1205, both of 1993 with 1803 under repair to damage to front left wing with filler, 207 of 1950, the beer tram in a HiVis colour and 214 of 1951 outside in traditional Nagasaki colours. Note cars parked on the roof of the depot building.


Old tram 168 of 1911 with 151 of 1925 partly visible behind it inside the main shed. Our tour guide had just raised the bow collector to put the lights on inside.

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