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Mail Trains Dvd
The summer of 2003 was likely to be the last one for Mail Trains in Britain.
The number of trains operating had already been reduced and this was the last chance to record the Travelling Post Offices and many other aspects of moving the Royal Mail by rail before the axe fell.
This programme takes the viewer on a tour of the country, looking at the remaining Mail Trains.
There is footage of:
The Dover, Swansea and Norwich TPOs.
The many 67 or 90 hauled van-trains.
The Class 325 EMUs on the East and West Coast Main lines at Doncaster, York, Newcastle, Crewe, Preston and Carlisle.
Most trains run late in the evening or overnight and were filmed during the light summer nights of June, July and August.
Although not every train is here, the programme shows many different formations and combinations, from the Class 09 empty TPO move from Tyne
Yard to a pair of 67s from Swansea.
The summer of 2003 will go down in history and this DVD is a timely reminder – a souvenir – of just how it used to be.
Produced by – Train Crazy.
Approx. 65 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Train Crazy – Videoscene.