R40436 Liverpool and Manchester Railway Mail Coach

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SKU: R40436
Regular price £39.99 inc. VAT

Upon the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830, an agreement was made to carry mail on the railway. A Royal Mail coach would be placed on the end of a train with a guard seated high up on a special seat at the back of the coach keeping a watchful eye. As the first specifically designed Mail Coach to be used on a railway, it paved the way for a long-standing relationship between railways and the mail.

In the style of an old horse-drawn carriage, our Royal Mail coach model emulates mail travel from the 1800s. It sports an L&MR red and black livery. A crew figure (coachman) can be seated at the back of your layout to perfectly replicate the scene. The accessory bag contains two chain couplings and a coachman figure.