TPO P.Murray

Rail Mail Weekend

24th & 25th  June

Experience the thrill of The Night Mail, pulled by a legendary 'Deltic', exchanging large bags of mail
Fares           
Adult £16.00          
Senior £13.00            
Child £8.00              
Family £40.00                
Alternatively, separate TPO fares are available. These are £7 for adults and £4 for children.

Tickets coming soon
Sutton P.Murray

Rail Mail Weekend

24th & 25th  June

Experience the thrill of The Night Mail, pulled by a legendary 'Deltic', exchanging large bags of mail
Fares           
Adult £16.00          
Senior £13.00            
Child £8.00              
Family £40.00                
Alternatively, separate TPO fares are available. These are £7 for adults and £4 for children.

Tickets coming soon
TPO Martin Vos

Rail Mail Weekend

24th & 25th  June

Experience the thrill of The Night Mail, pulled by a legendary 'Deltic', exchanging large bags of mail
Fares           
Adult £16.00          
Senior £13.00            
Child £8.00              
Family £40.00                
Alternatively, separate TPO fares are available. These are £7 for adults and £4 for children.

Tickets coming soon

Category: Events in June

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Sutton P.Murray, TPO P.Murray, TPO Martin Vos, TPO Martin Vos,

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 

Ever wanted to be part of the 'Night Mail'?  Now you can. The NVR is one of the few locations in the UK where the operation of exchanging mail on the move can be performed. This year we've made it even more special as our Travelling Post Office (TPO) train will be hauled by an iconic 'Deltic' diesel locomotive. Visiting  55 022 'Royal Scots Grey', currently running as long scrapped classmate 55 018 'Ballymoss' may well have been a stand in substitue on the North-Eastern TPO which ran from London to Newcastle every night for many years.

 

Continue your journey along the line on a train hauled by one of our resident steam locomotives.

Click here for our Timetable

  • Travel on our travelling post office train (TPO) before watching a number of run pasts  to experience  how mail was exchanged in heavy leather pouches from a moving train.
  • Mail trains leave at 11:30, 13:15 and 15:00 from Wansford.*
  • Try your hand at sorting letters whilst the TPO is at Wansford. Experienced sorters could sort nearly 2,000 per hour. How many can you sort?
  •  Regular Steam Hauled passenger services along the rest of the line.
  •  Free Entry to The Night Mail site at Ferry Meadows. Our large collection of Royal Mail road vehicles show the whole story of the postal service, not just the Mail by Rail part!
  • Sit in the cab of a modern mail train for a driver’s eye view or learn about the history of the mysterious Mail Rail underground system that transported millions of letters a year under the feet of Londoners for nearly 100 years.
  • See the restoration work on further TPO coaches at Ferry Meadows, which the railway's youth group are undertaking.
  • Our second-hand book shop will be open during the forthcoming Rail Mail Weekend, together with a Southern Region TPO where you can have-a-go at sorting letters and parcels - see how many you can sort in a minute! We also have a small Thomas model railway layout for children to help operate

Click here to see footage of Mail by Rail in action 

Our fleet of Travelling Post Office (TPO) coaches demonstrate the sorting of mail on the move and the exchange of mail bags, known as pouches, using equipment fixed to the line-side. We currently have a set of line-side exchange equipment located at Sutton Cross, just outside of Wansford station, erected in 2000 with the help of the Locomotive Club of Great Britain with a second set at Yarwell thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery's "Awards for All" scheme.

 

*  The TPO experience lasts approximately 30 minutes. The cost on the TPO experience is included with a rover ticket, or can be purchased separately at £7 for adults of £4 for children. Please note, due to the historic nature of our TPO coaches and the mail exchange sites, there is no access for disabled passengers. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
 

Old Station Building

To raise the funds to renovate the Grade 2 Listed station building, including fees, making secure and safe and returning to it's original condition.

 

 

General Funding

The NVR is always striving to improve its facilities and collections.