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14th June 2019 - Travelling Post Office to go mainline

RVP are hoping to return our TPO set to the mainline in 2021 to commemorate the 85 years since the production of 'Night Mail' back in 1936. Details are available at Night Mail 85 as well as on our 'Just Giving' appeal page at Night Mail 85 Appeal



13th April 2019 - LNER TTO 23981

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LNER TTO 23981 inside the workshops at Rothley where its major restoration is now continuing.

© Brian Hallett



30th March 2019 - LNER Beavertail 1719

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LNER Beavertail 1719, with the bodywork being sanded down in preparation for a repaint

© Phil Stanbridge



7th February 2019 - NRM Donation

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RVP has just taken delivery of a quantity of Travelling Post Office parts from the National Railway Museum, who have donated them to us. The image shows just a small section of the artefacts that have been collected from York and are now stored awaiting cataloguing.

© Brian Hallett