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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 # 98

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* Editorial, Letters, Chairman’s Chat, Shop * News Update * A Timetable Man Reaches Japan (1) * Keihan-Sanjo Station, a Photo Essay
* Nagato-Motoyama – Loneliest Terminus * The Aigi Tunnels * JRS Japan North-Tohoku Tour * JRS London Meeting
* All Japanese Trams in One Go (2) * To Nemuro Finally * Film Review: Café Lumière * Book Reviews: Tramways, Taiwan
* Visit to Japan Garden Railway * Ridable Miniature Railways in Japan * Model-In: Modelling Calendar * 

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Photos of the Month
Niigata Area 115 EMUs

JR East has gradually been replacing its aging 115 series EMUs with only JR East’s Niigata Branch now operating them. As a celebration of the long service provided, the branch has repainted some of its remaining units into the various colors used in the Niigata and surrounding areas.

All Photos: Stephen Turner taken 5th October 2018.

This 115 series unit (N38) seen at Yoshida Station before departing for Kashiwazaki on the Echigo Line. The livery is the so called “Shonan Colours” and connection with Niigata is that it was used by Takasaki branch trains on the Jōetsu Main Line.

This 115 series (unit N37) is leaving platform 4 on the elevated part of Niigata Station (next to an Inaho Express bound for Sakata) for the only Echigo Line through service to Kashiwazaki. The livery is the “original Niigata colours”

This 115 series (unit N33) is waiting on platform 9 of Niigata Station, one of only two platforms that remain at ground level (until construction of the elevated station is completed). This train’s livery is the "Niigata no 2 colours” and it was waiting to operate a Shinetsu main line kaisoku (rapid) service to Arai.

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