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Travelling Post Offices

Railway Parcels Delivery Train : Victoria, Australia c.1940

By |November 17th, 2015|


Isle of Man: Travelling Post Office Special

By |September 25th, 2015|

Stamps of France: Travelling Post Office Issue (1944)

By |September 1st, 2015|

Railway Map of Bohemia (1883)

By |August 3rd, 2015|

Central South African Railways Map (1910)

By |July 15th, 2015|

Railway Service Map of Michigan 1898

By |April 20th, 2015|

Railway Map of Western Australia (1909)

By |April 17th, 2015|

Railway Map of Turkey (1918)

By |February 28th, 2015|

Post-Offices on Wheels (1929)

By |February 8th, 2015|


Video: “Night Mail” (1936)

By |November 27th, 2013|


Swiss Postal Wagon at Sion, Switzerland

By |November 18th, 2013|


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

By |October 25th, 2013|


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.


Travelling Post Office Van at Colne Valley Railway

By |October 20th, 2013|


Railway Map of the Federated Malay States (1930)

By |September 6th, 2013|