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Photo: Maihaugen

Post on Rail

19. June

20. August

All day

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.

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.