Mail Rail ‘Red Wheel’ plaque royal unveiling

Mail Rail has become the 100th location in the UK to receive a ‘Red Wheel’ plaque.

The plaque was unveiled by Prince Michael of Kent in his capacity as patron of the Transport Trust, which runs the Red Wheel scheme, at a ceremony on May 14.

The plaque, fixed to the facade of the building, formerly the Mail Rail engineering depot, has been awarded in recognition of its legacy in the development of transport, and of its unique features.

Prince Michael of Kent unveils the Red Wheel plaque at Mail Rail on May 14. THE POSTAL MUSEUM

The prince has previously unveiled Red Wheel plaques at the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, Brooklands, and at the Camden Roundhouse, now a live music venue.

Chris Taft, head of collections at The Postal Museum said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be receiving this accolade, and delighted that the Mail Rail remains so relevant today as part of The Postal Museum.

Trust chairman Stuart Wilkinson said: “This Red Wheel plaque is a testament to the work that went in to building the ground-breaking Mail Rail almost 100 years ago, and to the pioneering spirit which continues to go in to conserving and promoting it today.”

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