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The Royal Mail’s underground ‘mini’ railway was used to take letters (and possibly workers) along the tracks to different station/sorting offices stretching from Paddington to Whitechapel. In it had become an uneconomical service, losing an estimate Old Buildings, Abandoned Buildings, Abandoned Places, Derelict Places, Abandoned Vehicles, Abandoned Train, Abandoned Mansions, London Underground, Les Aliens

Mail Rail: London's long-lost underground postal railroad | Boing Boing

A group of intrepid London explorers found an entrance to the long-abandoned postal rail system, which once whisked mail across the city through a network of underground tunnels. They walked miles …

London Post Office Underground Railway at Mount Pleasant, 1965 Vintage London, Old London, North London, London Pictures, Old Pictures, Railway Museum, Mount Pleasant, London Underground, Historical Images

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“London Post Office Underground Railway at Mount Pleasant, 1965”

London Post Office Underground Railway at Mount Pleasant, 1965 Vintage London, Old London, North London, London Pictures, Old Pictures, Railway Museum, Mount Pleasant, London Underground, Historical Images

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“London Post Office Underground Railway at Mount Pleasant, 1965”

Image ©Bradley Photography, Northumberland.  Part of a selection of images on show at The British Postal Museum & Archive, London, as part of "Mail Rail: A Photographic Exhibition".  www.postalheritage.org.uk/mail-rail-exhibition  Exclusive signed prints available from www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/outbound-twist Hidden London, London Street, Sign Printing, Royal Mail, Civil Engineering, British Isles, Post Office, Beautiful Islands, London England

Outbound Twist

Reversing loop Showing the reversing loop at EDO station in detail. The replacement rails, in the foreground, were manually positioned and were turned through 180° periodically to promote even track wearing. Image ©Bradley Photography, Northumberland. Part of a selection of images on show at The British Postal Museum & Archive, London, as part of "Mail Rail: A Photographic Exhibition". www.postalheritage.org.uk/mail-rail-exhibition Exclusive signed prints available from…

On Saturday September the Royal Mail Archive will be holding a themed open day to celebrate the Post Office Underground Railway (Mail Rail). London Underground Train, Opening Day, Old London, London Street, Train Tracks, Royal Mail, Post Office, City Life, London England

Mail Rail Archive Open Day

On Saturday 14th September the Royal Mail Archive will be holding a themed open day to celebrate the Post Office Underground Railway (Mail Rail). Activities will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm.