Opening of Chester Station & First Irish Mail Train

Opening of Chester Station & 1st Irish Mail Train

Opening of Chester Station & First Irish Mail Train

170th anniversary of the Opening of Chester Station and the First Irish Mail Train. This cover features a commissioned painting by railway artist John Wigston of the Irish Mail Train leaving Chester Station in 1850 & is postmarked at Chester on 1st of August 2018, the 170th anniversary of the opening of Chester Station.


In August, 1850, the inaugural Irish Mail train departed from Chester station, marking the beginning of an important mail service between England and Ireland. This pioneering train service revolutionized communication and transportation, providing a faster and more efficient means of delivering mail and connecting the two countries.

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