After almost 90 years of loyal service, many of these oak and jarrah sleepers are now in need of restoration or replacement as we prepare to welcome intrepid visitors, rather than letters and parcels, on a journey of discovery on the new Mail Rail ride in the underground world of the historic postal service. Pledge your support by sponsoring a sleeper of your choice today!
Welcome to the Lickey Incline blog devoted to the celebration of the railway and in particular the great days of steam trains both standard and narrow gauge, on the railways of Britain.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The wooden sleepers that lie beneath the rails of Mail Rail have seen billions of letters, parcels and postcards pass safely overhead, travelling across the country and the world, carrying a multitude of messages of every sort and sentiment.