[Note 554.2]

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Some coaching inns doubled as railway stations [i]. By 1838 the mail coaches for Manchester, Liverpool and Carlisle were being transported on rail trucks between Euston and Birmingham. You can see the last Louth to London mail coach on a rail wagon in the picture below. [ii]


[i] Richards, Jeffery & MacKenzie, John M. The Railway Station: A Social History (Oxford University Press, 1988)

[ii] British Postal Museum and Archive