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Offline Mastafrank

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London mail rail (for Gyppo)
« on: November 17, 2017, 06:21:32 PM »
https://www.postalmuseum.org/discover/attractions/mail-rail-ride/

If you end up going to London this'll interest you John ;)

Looks very interesting,although a tad claustrophobic ;D

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Re: London mail rail (for Gyppo)
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 06:57:48 PM »
I'm not surprised the little mail train has eventually become a tourist attraction.  But not for me.   [Shuddery]

I'll have to use the ordinary tube train in about a week's time and that's more than small enough for me.

Fascinating old bit of kit though.

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Re: London mail rail (for Gyppo)
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 04:04:51 AM »
Ahha, the old Gulliver complex!

Sometime, Gyppo, if you haven't already you must go to Bourton-on-the-Water, where there's a model village that's a tiny replica of the actual village.  That should confuse your spacial awareness good and proper.

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Re: London mail rail (for Gyppo)
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 05:17:08 AM »
Jo, you've woken a long dormant memory.

Visited it years ago as a teenager when I was about eleven or twelve.  We were cycle touring as a family and little sis, aged four or five, rode in a tiny little sidecar attached to Dad's pushbike.  Sis was convinced she could see real little people in the houses.  (Maybe she could.)

I must put it on my list of places to see again.  Alma would love it.

I wish we had a photo of that little sidecar, it was made by Watsonian, who made real adult sized sidecars, and was black with fancy gold linework and a sprung wheel.  A proper carriage for the little princess.  Sometimes she would fall asleep on long journeys, but not often as  she didn't like to miss much even then ;-)

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« Last Edit: November 18, 2017, 05:21:03 AM by Gyppo »
My website is currently having a holiday, but will return like the $6,000,000 man.  Bigger, stronger, etc.

In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1