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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 # 103

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    * Editorial, Letters, Chairman’s Chat * News Update * Sōtetsu Trains are Running to Shinjuku * Gifu Comeback * JR Series 103 EMU * Japan Railway  Museums (2) * Iyo-Saijō Railway Park * Rail Repercussions of Hagibis * Japanese EMU Trains in Ireland * Why Japan’s Railways are Profitable * My  Eternal Railway Benefactors (2) * The Kiso Forest Railway * New Year on the Jōhoku Line * Literature Review* A Timetable Man Reaches Japan (5)  * Model-In: Z-gauge In-spirations * Model-In: Modelling Calendar *

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    Photos of the Month

    Mihara Station

    Mihara, in Hiroshima Prefecture features an elevated railway station on the Sanyō Shinkansen
    & Sanyō Main Line, where the latter junctions with the Kure Line which closely follows the Seto Inland Sea coast while the Main Line and Sinkansen take a route to Hiroshima further inland. The main line in this section, one of a few remaining sections where freight trains require banking on the steep gradients. On a recent visit to Japan, JRS Member Nick Harding stopped off for a few photos on the 1067mm platforms.

    All photos taken 16th September 2019.

    115-3000 set A17 in Setouchi area livery stands at Mihara with an Okayama local.

    Old and new - E227 77 on an Iwakuni-bound local, passes a 115 series predecessor.

    Series 117 set E08, also in Setouchi area livery, waits to depart with a local service.

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