On Tuesday 4th September a very special re-enactment of 'Mail on the Rails' took place as part of the celebrations for the Manx Electric Railways 125th Anniversary.
The re-enactment saw recently restored mail van 4 leave Ramsey at 13.50pm, full of enthusiasts and stop at each of the nine letter boxes at the track side. The box was then cleared by a fully uniformed postman prior to moving on to the next box, ending at Derby Castle. Passengers were presented with special MER postcards and invited to post their items. A special postmark was designed specifically for the occasion.
For many this is a 'once in a lifetime event'.
In the run up to the event Andy Perry, Northern Delivery Office Manager for Isle of Man Post Office commented 'Mail on the Rails is such a significant part of the history of the Isle of Man Post Office, so to be able to re-create it in partnership with Isle of Man Transport as part of the MER's 125th anniversary is fantastic. I hope that those who take part get to experience something really special'.
Maxine Cannon presented Isle of Man Transport with a framed set of the MER125 stamps to mark the special anniversary year.