22 Oct 2018, 16:03
Just watched the old programme about the travelling post office,now that did take some managing in its time,very interesting,anyone worked on them?,do we still have them in any shape or form?
22 Oct 2018, 18:57
They've gone (around 2003 i believe is when they got axed). There's a preserved railway (think it's the Grand Central) has demonstrations using ex TPO sorting coaches.
Here's one program that shows them in action: https://youtu.be/0UIKha7laMU?t=382
Also have a look out for a DVD called "Special Delivery" which follows what was the Penzance-Bristol (and return) TPO
22 Oct 2018, 20:59
Our office is by a train line, one of the old ladys in our office said she did a period of nights back in the day which was basically sorting on the night trains. Back in the 80's this was so she tells me.
23 Oct 2018, 14:23
I worked on one of the London TPOs ( Reserve) from 1995 - 1998.
I had a great time overall my best period in Royal Mail.
I throughly believe the end of the trains and the 2nd Deliveries was the transformation of RM from being a publiic service to a business.