While the Postal Museum is closed to the public, they’ve put a video of a trip down the mail rail tunnels on their website.

It’s mainly a recreation of the public tour, so a lot of the video is from the footage shown when visitors travel past the deep postal stop, but you do also get a lot of close ups of things normally glimpsed fleetingly through the windows.

What makes the video worth watching is that you also get to see some really good footage of the train running through the tunnels, and some driver’s eye views which you would never normally get to see on a public tour.

You can watch the 10 minute film here, and maximize to full screen for all that tunnel goodness.


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  1. Maurice Reed says:

    I remember going down there at Mount Pleasant when the line was fully operational. It was absolutely fascinating seeing the mail bags coming down the spiral from the sorting office being loaded into bins then loaded on to the trains. A very slick operation. A great pity when Royal Mail de-commissioned it.

    Went down on a visit with a mate last year to take a ride now it has opened up to the public. Good that at least the old workshop area and loop around Mt Pleasant have come back into use. 👍

  2. Laura Swaffield says:

    Why on earth did they ever stop using it for mail?

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