SK5415 : Quorn & Woodhouse Station - Travelling Post Office

taken 7 years ago, near to Quorn (quorndon), Leicestershire, Great Britain

Quorn & Woodhouse Station - Travelling Post Office
Quorn & Woodhouse Station - Travelling Post Office
It's 40 years since the last TPO mail exchanges for real but the Great Central Railway is keeping the art alive. The set is on the line to Loughborough but is to return shortly on the line south and will perform a mail exchange from and to the apparatus in the foreground. The exchange is performed at 35 mph and is so quick that it's almost imperceptible. One moment there are two pouches hanging and an empty net and in less than a heartbeat there are four pouches in the net and the two dangling are being whisked into the distance on the TPO set. It's certainly a spectacle and I decided to watch rather than to attempt a shot requiring huge amounts of serendipity.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5498 1590 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.2767N 1:11.2278W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5499 1589
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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