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Photo: Maihaugen

Post on rail


Summer season

Enter the train and see how post was effectively sorted here.

The post was sorted and forwarded in the railway post general office. This arrangement was Norway Post's cutting edge in the modernisation of Norway that happened during the second part of the 18th century.

"I had seen very little of this country before this time. It was therefore a bit of excitement and an adventure to be part of the travelling postal service. The first trip down the wild Romsdalen from Bjorli down to Verma and further, was therefore an experience I still recall."- Former employee of the travelling postal service

Norway's first railway from Christiania to Eidsvold was opened in 1854. Right from the beginning it was decided that the trains should carry mail. Eventually separate post carriages were furnished.

For very many years the Post and the railway were closely linked. A postal connection was established with each new piece of railway.

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