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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 # 96

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* Editorial, Shop, Letters * Chairman’s Chat * Book Review * Annual General Meeting * News Update * Celebration of the 100th Aniversary of Sotetsu * Odakyu: Completion of Setagaya Tunnel * All Change at Chiryu (2) * JR Central 10 and 30 years on * Exploring Kansai by Private Railway * Type 97 Military Freight Car and Oi River * Japan’s Winter Wetland Train * Heritage, Preserved and ‘Flower’ Trams * JRS Class 800 Bonenkai 2017 * JRS Japan 2018 New Year’s Meeting * Rail Related Cafes: Miniature World Café * 25 Years have passed since I lived in London * Model-In: Modelling Calendar *


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Photos of the Month

Maintenance Cars

This month we take a look at vehicles tasked with the duty of maintaining the right-of-way at various operators around Japan
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All Photos: Peter Dibben.


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Takamatsu Kotohira Railway: Car DeKa 1 at Busshozen depot on 16th March 2011. This car was built in 1957, is 13.5 metres long and can carry 16 tonnes..


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Hankai Denki Kido: DeTo 11At Abikomachi depot on 8th April 2015. Dating from 1954 it is still in good condition despite being taken out of service in 2000!


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Hakone Tozan: MoNi 1 at Gora on 14th April 2015. Built in 1975, it can carry 10 tonnes and is 14.66 metres long. .



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