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.

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3 Comments

  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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