Irish Mail at Holyhead, 1931.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Irish Mail at Holyhead, 1931.

London, Midland & Scottish Railway

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The "Irish Mail", pulled by a Royal Scot Class 4-6-0 locomotive number 6160 "The Queen Victoria's Rifleman" at Holyhead station, Anglesey, 1931. Holyhead station is next to the quay, making it easy for passengers and freight to be transferred from a train to a ferry. The Irish Mail is the oldest named train in the world and has been running since 1848. It runs between London Euston and Holyhead where it connects to a ferry which takes the mail to Dublin. The train also carried passengers wishing to travel from London to Dublin.



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