The Mail Rail Musem Will Let Passengers Retrace Mail Train Routes

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 6, 2015
References: postalmuseum.org & gizmag
The Mail Rail museum is a proposed museum, located in London, that will enable passengers to experience the routes taken by old-school mail rails. With snail mail slowly dying away, there is a certain romance and nostalgia associated with this form of mail, as well as a recognition of its importance and its contribution over such a long period of time before email took precedence.

London had a pneumatic railway as far back as 1863, but this program was discontinued just three years later. Construction of a dedicated mail railway then began in 1914. The tunnels themselves were the subject of a photo exhibition, but next year, passengers will be able to to sit on train carriages specially refitted to accommodate them.

The Mail Rail trip will only cover a 1-km section of the original route however.