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The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail tours resume later this month
The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail tours resume later this month

The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail tours resume later this month

Tours through the Post Office's disused Mail Rail tunnels will resume later this month having been closed since the pandemic lockdown started.

Oct
06
2020
Tickets Alert: Walk through an underground train tunnel
Tickets Alert: Walk through an underground train tunnel

Tickets Alert: Walk through an underground train tunnel

This coming Saturday, there's a chance to walk through the tunnels deep under Clerkenwell once used by the Post Office's private Mail Rail trains.

Aug
19
2020
Free entry to the Postal Museum during May
Free entry to the Postal Museum during May

Free entry to the Postal Museum during May

The Postal Museum is marking the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria by offering free entry to the museum -- if your name is Victoria.

Apr
29
2019
Chance to walk though the Post Office railway tunnels
Chance to walk though the Post Office railway tunnels

Chance to walk though the Post Office railway tunnels

There's an opportunity to have not one, but three visits to walk through the Post Office's famous railway tunnels over the next five years.

Feb
04
2019
London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail
London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

A new museum has opened in London, and deep underneath, it has the ultimate toy -- it's very own private tube tunnel railway, and you can go for a ride in it.

Sep
04
2017
Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month
Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month

Take a ride in the Post Office Railway next month

After a couple of years of work, the Post Office Railway will start to take its first passenger trips through the tunnels under London next month.

Jun
07
2017
Take a ride through the Post Office Railway tunnels
Take a ride through the Post Office Railway tunnels

Take a ride through the Post Office Railway tunnels

Around the middle of next year, it will be possible to take a ride through the disused tunnels of the Post Office Railway.

Dec
02
2016
Your name on an underground railway sleeper
Your name on an underground railway sleeper

Your name on an underground railway sleeper

There's a chance to have your name engraved onto metal and mounted onto the Post Office Railway.

Apr
30
2016
Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels
Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

Photos from the Post Office railway tunnels

Behind an anonymous door in an unremarkable wall, can be found one of London's hidden marvels -- the Post Office railway.

Nov
01
2015
Torchlit tours of the Post Office Railway
Torchlit tours of the Post Office Railway

Torchlit tours of the Post Office Railway

Later this month, there will be an exceptionally rare chance to walk through the mothballed Post Office Railway tunnels.

Oct
01
2015
Disused “Mail Rail” edges closer to being opened to the public
Disused “Mail Rail” edges closer to being opened to the public

Disused “Mail Rail” edges closer to being opened to the public

Another step closer to turning the unused Mail Rail into a tourist attraction as the museum secures additional funding.

Jun
05
2015
Post Office Railway orders new trains
Post Office Railway orders new trains

Post Office Railway orders new trains

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.

Apr
25
2015
Post Office Railway a step closer to offering public tours
Post Office Railway a step closer to offering public tours

Post Office Railway a step closer to offering public tours

Plans to open the mothballed Post Office Railway to the public as part of a new museum got a boost today when the Heritage Lottery Fund allocated a £4.5 million grant to the British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA).

Jun
03
2014
Photos of the abandoned Post Office Railway go on display
Photos of the abandoned Post Office Railway go on display

Photos of the abandoned Post Office Railway go on display

One of London's great hidden marvels is the subterranean Post Office Railway running under the centre of the city and now, sadly mothballed.

Aug
02
2013
Three heritage events along the Central Line
Three heritage events along the Central Line

Three heritage events along the Central Line

A terrestrial alignment of heritage took place on Saturday as I found three heritage related events taking place within a few stops of each other on the Central Line. First stop was also underground related as the Post Office’s overflow

Apr
22
2012
Michael Portillo rides on the Post Office Railway
Michael Portillo rides on the Post Office Railway

Michael Portillo rides on the Post Office Railway

A heads up about a couple of TV shows that may be worth watching later this week. Travelling around Great Britain by train, former politician, Michael Portillo uses a copy of Victorian cartographer George Bradshaw’s Railway Companion to compare and

Jan
03
2012
The Beeches Light Railway – a private steam railway
The Beeches Light Railway – a private steam railway

The Beeches Light Railway – a private steam railway

You might be the sort of person who has been interested – very interested – in trains for as long as you can remember, so much so that in addition to working with heritage railways, you end up as the

Jul
10
2011

London’s Lost Tunnel

While tunnel affectionados will be familiar with the “Waterloo and Whitehall Pneumatic Railway – as part of that, I came across an article in The Windsor Magazine of April 1900. I managed to find a copy, only to find that

Jul
11
2009

Two talks on two nights

Been a busy few days – went to talks this evening and yesterday evening. Considering that I normally work in the evenings, these nights out result in coming home and having to put in an extra hour or two before

Dec
03
2008