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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 # 94

In this issue: -

* 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

We kick off the new year with a look at one of the most popular places to visit for the Japanese Railway enthusiast.

All Photos: Oliver Mayer, 8th October 2017

Former Hannover tram 236 on a charter working near Yokogawa station. This
car was built in 1928 and rebuilt in 1950, and was donated to Hiroshima by
its German sister city Hannover in 1988.

The 2000 subseries of the 115 series was built exclusively for use on the
Sanyo Line around Hiroshima in 1977. Photo taken at Hiroshima station.

The 227 series 'Red Wing' was introduced in 2014 and will eventually replace
the 115 series around Hiroshima. The photo shows an Iwakuni-bound train at
Nishi-Hiroshma station.

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