Post Office train, 1987.
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Mail sacks being loaded onto a Post Office train at Newcastle station, by Chris Hogg, 14 September 1987. The mail is being delivered to St Pancras Station, and from there it was taken to its destination. Post Office trains had been used since the coming of the railways. The letters were often sorted in the train and dropped off at their destination. However, Post Office trains were withdrawn on 10 January 2004, due to a decline in the numbers of services required.