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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 # 89

In this issue: -

Diary Dates, Editorial, Letters * Chairman's Chat * Fukui & Echizen Railway Developments * Last Days of the Cassiopeia * Gotemba Line *
Shuzen Romney Railway * Japan's Railways, Lessons for the UK * 18 000 kms on JR * Hokkaidō Shinkansen 1st impressions *
A Crowded Train & Kurama * Model-in * An American & her Bucket List

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Photos of the Month
Now that all the Blue Train services have been retired, the only regular locomotive hauled trains most people are likely to see are the JR Freight trains, aside from the new cruising trains and occasional Steam or Diesel excursions in various parts of the country. This month we take a look at JR Freight from a few years ago.

All photos by Anthony Leith

EF 210-16 lead a container train eastbound along the Tōkaidō Main Line through Kyōto on 4th July 2010

EH 200-17 negotiated the point work at Kōfu Station while heading westbound on the Chūō Main Line on 10th September 2010

EF 65-1095 passed through Narita Station while also at the head of a container train on 25th June 2011

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