Mail Rail

Mail Rail

Details

Author(s)
Mike Sullivan
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
154 x 231 x 11mm | 300g
Publication date
01 May 2019
Publisher
Libri Publishing
Imprint
Redshank Books
Publication City/Country
Faringdon, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
None
Illustrations note
Halftones, black and white
ISBN10
1912969009
ISBN13
9781912969005
Bestsellers rank
921,477

Description

The Post Office Railway, when it started running
in 1927, was the first fully automated driverless railway in the world, a full
forty years before the Victoria Line started service in London in 1967. The
railway below London became the main means of moving mail, with Mount Pleasant
being the hub of the distribution system. Linking with London's main line
stations most of the country's long-distance mail travelled via the Post Office
Railway.

The fascinating story of how it began, how it
was built, and why it closed is told here in an accessible way that tries to
cover a highly technical and innovative system in a way that is easy to
understand.

The railway closed in 2003, but that was not
the end of the story. The Postal Museum
took over part of the Mount Pleasant sorting office to tell the story of 500
years of postal history and to open Mail Rail again with specially built trains
as a visitor attraction and the start of a whole new adventure.

If you are a railway enthusiast,
postal enthusiast, urban explorer or just interested in finding out more about
one of London's best-kept secrets this book is a must read for you.


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