The British Postal Museum & Archive has announced that transport engineering specialist Severn Lamb has been brought on board to develop and construct the train for the Mail Rail ride, opening as part of The Postal Museum in 2016.

The Mail Rail ride will let people take a trip through a small section of the post office railway tunnels, as part of the site visit.

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Not unheard of, as there was an official people train for the postal railway, but that was reserved for special occasions, and apart from being a historic artifact in its own right, almost certainly wouldn’t pass H&S requirements today.

Severn Lamb has almost 70 years’ experience creating train rides for the leisure industry, largely abroad, with clients including Disneyland Paris and Drayton Manor Theme Park. They will be responsible for the creation of the train and associated ride system for the Mail Rail visitor attraction from design, through construction, to the completion of the project in 2016.

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