Travelling Post Offices

Central South African Railways Map (1910)

By |December 16th, 2014|

Railway Map of Bohemia (1883)

By |July 11th, 2014|

Railway Map of Western Australia (1909)

By |June 21st, 2014|

Video: “Night Mail” (1936)

By |November 27th, 2013|

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Swiss Postal Wagon at Sion, Switzerland

By |November 18th, 2013|

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Post-Offices on Wheels (1929)

By |November 6th, 2013|

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Travelling Post Offices: SLSF 211 Baggage/Mail Car (1928)

By |October 25th, 2013|

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Great Britain: The Travelling Post Offices (1894)

By |October 23rd, 2013|

In this article, taken from The Ludgate Magazine (London, 1899), we have a veritable feast for collectors of TPOs. It is certainly unusual to see the operations of travelling post offices in the nineteenth century.

The postal system of the country may be taken as part and parcel of the railway, for the G.P.O. would indeed be a shortlived institution should it ever strive for indepenence.

In the year ending March 1894, we were informed that the number of letters, postcards, book-packets, circulars, samples, newspapers and parcels sent through the Post Office was 2,796,500,000 and that the bulk of this was transmitted by rail.

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Travelling Post Office Van at Colne Valley Railway

By |October 20th, 2013|

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Stamps of France: Travelling Post Office Issue (1944)

By |September 9th, 2013|

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Railway Map of the Federated Malay States (1930)

By |September 6th, 2013|

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Railway Service Map of Michigan 1898

By |July 17th, 2013|

Video: Last Travelling Post Office from York (2004)

By |July 14th, 2013|

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Great Western Railway Map (1930)

By |July 8th, 2013|

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China’s Train Post Offices – Modern Chinese TPO Postal Markings

By |June 22nd, 2013|

The following rare account of Chinese TPOs by Chu Tong was first published in 1983.

Fun with Stamps: How the Post is Carried Now (1958)

By |March 29th, 2013|

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US Railroad Post Office Postcard

By |March 3rd, 2013|

The Railroad Post Office cars were fixtures on many U.S. passenger trains from the 1860s through 1967.

70 Years of Progress in the Railway Post Office (1933)

By |January 27th, 2013|

This historic picture postcard was prepared for the 1933 Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago.