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London Post Office Underground Railway; 1965

Henry Grant

London Post Office Underground Railway; 1965
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

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London Post Office Underground Railway.
From 1927 until 2003 the Mount Pleasant sorting office was connected to other major Royal Mail offices and railways stations in London via the London Post Office Railway. By the 1914, 5.9 billion items were being passed through the sorting office and to avoid using London’s congested streets the Post Office constructed an underground railway. The railway was built 70 meters below ground and had 23 miles of tracks running from Paddington station to Whitechapel delivery office. The trains which ran on the tracks were electric. There were no drivers and the trains were controlled by switchboards at each station.

Image Details

1965 AD - 1965 AD
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©Museum of London/Frank Gardiner

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