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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 # 120
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    * Editorial, Chairman’s Chat, Shop * News Update * An Opinion about Clock-Face Schedules * Timetable Matters (9) * Hydrogen Train Hybari FV-E991 on Trial * JR East’s KiHa E120 Series * JR West’s KiHa 120 Series * KiHa 120 Winter Travel on the Ōito Line * JR Hokkaidō KiHa 183 in Thailand * Kishū Railway – An Unlikely Survivor * Tramway Signalling Overview and Utsunomiya * Light Rail’s Signalling System * The JRS Japan Annual Meeting * Toyama’s Trams–Twenty Years of Progress * Book Review: Railway Atlas * Model-In: Isuzu Plaza Truck Museum * Model-In: Kabuto Beer Wagons * 

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    Photos of the Month

    Tōhoku Shinkansen

    Although the Tōkaidō Shinkansen will always be an icon of Japan, the shinkansen trains running in the East of Japan are more interesting. The Tōhoku Shinkansen has the highest maximum operating speed of all the shinkansen lines at 320km/h. Kōriyama in Fukushima Prefecture is a good place to be able to take photos and videos of the various shinkansen types used on this line.


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