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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.
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* Editorial, Letters, Chairman’s Chat, Shop * News Update * Kyoto: 2 New Stations and Line Upgrade * Kashikojima and Kintetsu’s Shima Line * Yamagata Prefecture Tour October 2018 * Tokai Tour December 2018 * Visiting Last KiHa 40s and 47s in Shikoku * A Timetable Man Reaches Japan (2) * Typhoon 24 (Trami) * Book Reviews * The Doki Doki Japanese Festival * News Update 100 and 75 Years Ago * Model-In: Modelling Calendar *


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Photos of the Month
Sanriku Tetsudō

In March 2019, the Sanriku Tetsudō took over the operations of the JR East Yamada Line between Miyako & Kamaishi, allowing through service on their previously isolated sections for the first time in their own right. As atribute to the achievement, our photos this month take a look at this interesting third sector line in Northern Tōhoku.

All Photos: Anthony Leith, taken 14th July 2018.



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36-202 lead a 2-car set, seen awaiting departure from Miyako with the 13:15 service to Kuji.



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The railway operates 36-600 retro styled DMU's, this 2 car set bound for Miyako paused at Tanohata.



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36-101 in an all-over advertising livery for Turkish Airlines (who have provided sponsorship to the railway to aid the disaster recovery) shown entering the loop at Noda Tamagawa while heading southbound to Miyako.



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