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   Welcome to the Japanese Railway Society

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 # 93

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Editorial, Publications, Shop, Letters, Chat * JR Office in London (2) * News Update * Torokko: Truck or Trolley * Memories of Train Whistles * The Yōrō Railway * My First Two Visits to Japan, 1966 and 1970 * Interesting Experiences – Lessons Learned * The Akechi Railway * Model-In: Shinkansen in HO * Model-In: Exhibition Calendar


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Kintetsu's Blue Symphony

A group of Japan based JRS members recently had a tour of Kintetsu's 1067mm gauge Yoshino Line from Ōsaka Abenobashi to Yoshino. The Blue Symphony Sightseeing train is an Electric Multiple Unit converted from a 6200 series EMU which formerly operated in standard form as a commuter train.

All Photos: Takuji Kudo, taken 24th June 2017.

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Type 26000 limited express Sakura Liner and Blue Symphony.


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Type 6020 express train and Blue Symphony at Yoshino station platform.

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The lower part of the emblem symbolises the trees and flowers of Yoshino mountain.

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