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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 # 100

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* Editorial, Letters, Chairman’s Chat, Shop * 2019 JRS Tour Ideas * News Update * Remembrances and Reflections * Class 100 Train Units in Japan * Series 100 Trams * Number 100 on Railway Items in Japan * By Rail to Gōra/Hakone: 100 Years * Memories of the Series 100 Shinkansen * End of Eras * 25 Years with the Japanese Railway Society * Japan Revisited – Highs and Lows * Two Memorable Photos of Meitetsu * Film Review: As a Family, Railways * Model-In: Modelling Calendar *

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Photos of the Month
Hakone Tozan Tetsudō

This month we take a look at the Hakone Tozan Railway, which was opened between Hakone-Yumoto and Gora on 1st June 1919, so it is exactly 100 years old this year. Read more about the Hakone Tozan Railway in “Bullet-In” issue 100, and about modelling the Hakone Tozan Railway in the forthcoming issue 102.

All Photos: Oliver Mayer, 26th January 2019


“San Moritz” series 2000 cars 2001+2002 leaving Hakone-Yumoto station on a section with a gradient of 8%.

3-car train made up of cars 105+107+109 (series MoHa2 from 1927) shortly before arriving at Gora terminus.

3000 series “Allegra” cars 3101+3102 at Kowakidani, bound for Gora.

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