Royal Mail coaches

Because the Southern Railway's main lines were, in the main, far shorter than those of other companies one may be excused thinking that there was not much call for Travelling Post Office vehicles. Whereas it is true to say that they were built in smaller numbers than elsewhere, there was most certainly a need for them. Pictures of three of them are reproduced here, towards the end of their operational lives and during the British Rail blue/grey era.

Post Office Sorting Van 4921 with 4958 at Dover.

photograph by John Lewis


Post Office Stowage Van 4958 at Clapham Junction.

photograph by John Lewis


Post Office Stowage Van 4959 (right) with a PO Sorting van at Dover Harbour.

photograph by John Lewis

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