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Michael Portillo rode the Post Office Railway during one of his recent
Great British Railway Journeys Series 3 programmes. It was described
as a 'secret miniature railway under London.' However it closed in the
mid-2000s. So is it mothballed and kept in working orderf in case it
is needed again? Moot point. CJB.

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Michael Portillo rode the Post Office Railway during one of his recent
Great British Railway Journeys Series 3 programmes. It was described
as a 'secret miniature railway under London.' However it closed in the
mid-2000s. So is it mothballed and kept in working orderf in case it
is needed again? Moot point. CJB.


I think Crossrail will kill it off for good.


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Michael Portillo rode the Post Office Railway during one of his recent
Great British Railway Journeys Series 3 programmes. It was described
as a 'secret miniature railway under London.' However it closed in the
mid-2000s. So is it mothballed and kept in working orderf in case it
is needed again? Moot point. CJB.


I think Crossrail will kill it off for good.


Will it breech the tunnels?

B2003

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Will it breech the tunnels?


There was certainly a comment a few years ago that crossrail would be a lot
more expensive if it didnt breach the tunnels . Presumably they are going
ahead with the version that does.

My understanding was that the main reason it closed was because the
facilities served by many of the "stations" were no longer used.


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On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:25:32 -0800 (PST), CJB
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Michael Portillo rode the Post Office Railway during one of his recent
Great British Railway Journeys Series 3 programmes. It was described
as a 'secret miniature railway under London.' However it closed in the
mid-2000s. So is it mothballed and kept in working orderf in case it
is needed again? Moot point. CJB.


Before closure, it was open to organised visits. Fascinating system.

Guy Gorton


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In message , at 17:29:26 on
Wed, 25 Jan 2012, Paul Rigg remarked:

There was certainly a comment a few years ago that crossrail would be a
lot more expensive if it didnt breach the tunnels . Presumably they
are going ahead with the version that does.


I'm sure I've seen some plans which either confirm or deny a breach in
the Farringdon (Mt Pleasant) area. But I can't find them currently.

My understanding was that the main reason it closed was because the
facilities served by many of the "stations" were no longer used.


The Royal Mail changed their whole distribution strategy to out-of-town
depots.
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I think Crossrail will kill it off for good.


I believe Crossrail was designed to avoid it - you can see the separate
route of the 'Mail Rail' tunnels on various Crossrail drawings I've got
downloaded.

Paul

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On 25/01/2012 17:43, Guy Gorton wrote:
On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:25:32 -0800 (PST),
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Michael Portillo rode the Post Office Railway during one of his recent
Great British Railway Journeys Series 3 programmes. It was described
as a 'secret miniature railway under London.' However it closed in the
mid-2000s. So is it mothballed and kept in working orderf in case it
is needed again? Moot point. CJB.


Before closure, it was open to organised visits. Fascinating system.


After closure it was open to some clandestine visitors...

http://www.silentuk.com/?p=2792
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On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:46:56 +0000, Roland Perry
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In message , at 17:29:26 on
Wed, 25 Jan 2012, Paul Rigg remarked:

There was certainly a comment a few years ago that crossrail would be a
lot more expensive if it didnt breach the tunnels . Presumably they
are going ahead with the version that does.


I'm sure I've seen some plans which either confirm or deny a breach in
the Farringdon (Mt Pleasant) area. But I can't find them currently.

My understanding was that the main reason it closed was because the
facilities served by many of the "stations" were no longer used.


The Royal Mail changed their whole distribution strategy to out-of-town
depots.

..
e.g. the big shed in Willesden yard.
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