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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 # 109
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    * Editorial, Letters, Chairman’s Chat * Legacies of Great Railway Businessmen * (Railway Kings) in Japan (1) * News Update * ‘SL Hitoyoshi’ to Tosu * Two Generations of Railfans * Sanyō and Hanshin Railways and JR * German POWs on Trains in Japan 1914-19 * Nagoya Trams in the 1970s * Container Trains (2) – Operations * Non-conventional Transport Systems (4): the VONA Guideways * Where is the ‘Hauptbahnhof’ (chūō eki  or central station)? * Hekinan Rail Park * The Sakuragi Railway * Model-Inspirations: Modelling a Real Location *

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    Photos of the Month

    JR East GV-E400 series DEMU's

    JR East have been introducing a new design of Diesel Railcars to the rural Sea of Japan side Tōhoku lines which will replace the last of the venerable JNR Ki Ha 40, 47 & 48 classes from their network. Unlike previous designs of DMU's which have been hyraulic and/or hybrids, the GV E400/401/402 series comprise a diesel generator which feeds electric traction motors, similar to how diesel locomotives have been designed for many years.

    The 400 series can operate singly with driving compartments at each end while the E401+E402's operate in pairs.


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