Train Crazy

Mail Trains

Code: TC030
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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's 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 video 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
Running time - 65 Minutes
DVD only
Quality guarantee: The programme is professionally produced with a stereo soundtrack, informative commentary and digital editing. The DVD is commercially pressed with chapters and menus.

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