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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 # 101

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    * Editorial, Letters, Chairman’s Chat, Shop * News Update * Type 101 Rolling Stock * North by Kōnotori * To Japan in November 2018 * San Francisco’s Japanese Trams * Himeji to Okayama * In Yokohama and Kawasaki * Timetable Matters (1) * A Timetable Man Visits Japan (3) * No Train Toilets * My Eternal Railway Benefactors (1) * Travels in Japan in 1965 (1) *  Japan Railway Museums (1) * 100-Year Celebration at the Hara Museum* Autumn 2018 ‘Vets’ Tour * Model-In: Modelling Calendar *

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    Farewell to the Ueno Zoo Monorail

    The Ueno Zoo Monorail suspended service indefinitely on the 31st October 2019. Japan's 1st monorail and the world's first monorail within a zoo, it opened for service in late 1957.The 300 metre long line operated only while the zoo was open and while similar in design to the Wuppertal Schwebebahn in Germany, it operated on rubber tyres. This month we farewell the line with a selection of shots from Oliver Mayer, taken 9th June 2019.


    About half way along the line between the 2 stations Higashi-En & Nishi-En

    An interior shot of the 40 series unit used on the line.

    Higashi-En Station

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