Postal History: Ride Mail Rail

July 12, 2018 at 8:31 am (entertainment, history, london's landscape, news, travel) (, , , )

A friend recently rode the Mail Rail attached to the Postal Museum in London. She described great fun, and also a great learning experience. The tunnels utilized are original to the Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant sorting office.

Mail rail

Of course, the original trains moved mail not people – but the Mail Rail takes visitors back in time by sharing stories from the past. The rail once kept mail “coursing through London for 22 hours a day” – Astounding!

My Smiths & Goslings, who loved to tour the marvels of industry, would have been at the “head of the queue” for obtaining tickets.


  1. Lady Smatter said,

    This looks like fun! I’ll just add that to the ever-growing list of things I must do in the UK one day!

    • Janeite Kelly said,

      It pays to be patient, does it… I think it was like a DECADE on my list of “Must Do’s” that I visited the Dennis Severs’ House (Folgate Street, London). My friends were quite enthusiastic about the presentation of the Mail Rail. k

    • Charlotte Frost (@CharlotteFrost1) said,

      Do go, you’ll love it. Fab postal museum opposite, and easy walking distance of the Foundling Museum and Charles Dickens’s house.

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