Post Office train, 1994.
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Inside a Post Office train at King's Cross Station, by Chris Hogg, 1994. This photograph shows the last post office train to leave King's Cross. Post Office trains were withdrawn on 10 January 2004, due to a decline in the numbers of services required. The trains had been running since the coming of the railways and by the 1860s carriages were fitted out especially for use by the post office. They had bags full of mail, and sorting tables on one side, and pigeon holes for letters and parcels on the other, so they could be sorted by destination on the journey.