Moving the Mail: Horses to Horsepower
"I venture the opinion that no feature of postal or engineering work has undergone such a fundamental change and with such beneficial results to those services …as the method of dealing with the various activities of the Post Office. Motor transport is the agent which has made such changes possible."
Captain A. Hudson, Chief Motor Transport Officer
Post Office Green Paper number 28, 1936
Moving the Mail examines the move from horses to horsepower in the vehicles used by the Post Office. It is based on research done for an exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum between August and October 2006. The exhibition has since gone on tour. You can see the rest of our vehicle collection at our Museum Store on special tours throughout the year.