Mail by Rail

At one time an important and profitable source of income for the railways, mail traffic has largely disappeared from the system. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES traces the history and decline of mail by rail.

Mail by Rail

Above:  Rail Express Systems 47768 Resonant heads the 2225 St. Pancras-Newcastle TPO shortly before termination of the Travelling Post Office service on May 26 1995. Gordon Edgar Collection/Railphotoprints.uk

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