Horse drawn delivery van, about 1909
A Great Western Railway delivery van, number 166, pulled by a 2 horse team, about 1909. The van, which operated from Paddington station, is delivering parcels to a station for onward delivery. Parcels were often transported in passenger trains, in the guards van. However, by the start of the 20th century the railways were facing competition from road vehicles, introduced by the Post Office who were unhappy with the amount the railways charged to transport parcels.
National Railway Museum London UK
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