Mail Rail: A Photographic Exhibition

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Mail Rail: A Photographic Exhibition
Outbound Twist. (c) Bradley Photography
Outbound Twist. (c) Bradley Photography
Greenbat Rolling Stock in Mail Rail. (c) Bradley Photography
Greenbat Rolling Stock in Mail Rail. (c) Bradley Photography
Unable to Accept. (c) Bradley Photography
Unable to Accept. (c) Bradley Photography
Waiting in the Dark. (c) Bradley Photography
Waiting in the Dark. (c) Bradley Photography
Silent Cherry. (c) Bradley Photography
Silent Cherry. (c) Bradley Photography
Descent to the Mount. (c) Bradley Photography
Descent to the Mount. (c) Bradley Photography

Deep beneath the streets, between Paddington and Whitechapel, a railway sits in mothballs. For decades, Mail Rail was used by the Post Office to convey letters and parcels across the capital. It was closed in 2003 after 75 years of service.

This year is the centenary of the Post Office (London) Railway Act 1913, which kickstarted the project. To mark the occasion, a new photographic exhibition has opened at the British Postal Museum and Archive near Mount Pleasant.

The exhibition includes 150 new photographs of the tunnels, depots, stations and infrastructure taken by Jonathan Bradley at Bradley Photography, part of his wider human spatial study ‘People : Space’. The museum is also prepping a special ‘Hidden Treasures of the Museum Store’ Open Day on 24 August and a Mail Rail themed Archive Open Day on 14 September.

Mail Rail: A Photographic Exhibition is on at the British Postal Museum and Archive, Freeling House, Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DL during the centre's regular opening hours. Entrance is free, and there is no given end date.

Last Updated 24 July 2013

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What will become of it?

Matt

Some great shots here too... http://www.placehacking.co.uk/...

David W

I visited Mount Pleasant sorting office and the working Mail Rail platforms sometime in the early 90's. Odd to think it's still there...doing nothing..