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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

Snowy Days

As winter approaches in the northern hempisphere, this month we take a look at a few snowy scenes from around Japan.

All Photos: Anthony Leith

JR Hokkaidō 731 series 3 car EMU shown drawing to a halt at Kita Hiroshima on the Chitose Line south of Sapporo. 8th January 2010.

A JR East 115 series EMU shown arriving at Koide on the Jōetsu Line. 22nd March 2011.

JR West 223 series EMU shown arriving at Maibara on the Tōkaidō Main Line during a heavy snow storm. The storm on this day caused widespread disruption to services in the Kansai & Chūbu areas, with snow seen falling as far away as Toyohashi - an area which typically sees very few snowy days at all. 16th January 2011.

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