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Monday, September 11, 2017

Loved @MailRail @ThePostalMuseum ...

On Sunday afternoon Stuart and I took a trip on board a minature train on the recently one hundred year old reopened Post Office Railway in London's glitzy Mount Pleasant.  
The Post Office Railway, also known as Mail Rail, is a 2 ft narrow gauge, driverless underground railway in London that was built by the Post Office with assistance from the Underground Electric Railways Company of London, to move mail between sorting offices.

Our train departed from the former engineering depot of Mail Rail passing deep below Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant sorting office out beyond under bustling London high above. We saw the original and largely unchanged station platforms and were transported back in time. The train stopped at various points so a "theatrical experience" could peel back the layers of time to the railway’s lively 1930s heyday.

After the journey we visited the Postal Museum itself across the road which was great fun.  Dressing up included.

Highly recommended.

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