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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.

   What's New ?

Bullet-In # 88

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In this issue: -

Diary Dates, Editorial, Letters * Chairman's Chat * Hybrid Trains * Older & Newer Metro Stock (3) * News Update (1) *
A Family Trip on the Wakayama Railway * News Update (2) * About Akira Shirai * Disappearing trees *
Book Review: Japan's Colourful Tramways * Local Wrapping Trains * Livery Issues * The Origin of 1,067 mm gauge *
EE Drum Conttroller & Wally Higgins * Hiroshima to Nagasaki (2) * Model-in: Exhibition Calendar * Modelling Notes *
JRS Vets Mini Tour to the Netherlands * Japan Railway Journal * Annual General Meeding Agenda

  • 20/08/2016 - Japan Day 2016 - The JRS will have a stand at the Japan Society North-West's Japan Day Exhibition in Liverpool.
    See our Events Page for further details.


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Photos of the Month
The theme of this months photos is Trains of two operators in one picture, taken recently by Oliver Mayer

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Tōbu (left) and Tōkyū (right) trains at Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen. 29th May 2016



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Tarumi Tetsudō (right) and a JR Central rapid for Toyohashi at Ōgaki Station. 31st May 2016

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JR Central "Shinano" (left) and Akechi Tetsudō (right) leaving Ena station in Gifu prefecture. 19th July 2016

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