Railway Mail Service:A Great Service

By Anurag

Railway Mail Service was started in  October 1854 in India. In 1880 the Travelling Post \"\"Office was taken over by the Railway Mail Service, which became responsible for sorting and despatch of all mail carried by rail and river steamers, an organisation which exists to this day. The RMS was organised into a number of divisions, each of which was identified by  letters. of the alphabet. \’In 1881, in order to reduce the amount of travelling sorting (owing to the high cost of providing crews) it was decided to set up a network of static sorting offices at important railway junctions. These were of two types, sorting mail offices which dealt with open and sealed bags, and transit mail offices which dealt with sealed bags only – both however accepted mail posted at the railway station.In 1988 a stamp on RMS cancellations was released by India post.\"\"

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One Response to Railway Mail Service:A Great Service

  1. SUNIL KUMAR GARG says:

    My city Kasganj has a big Rly. Jn. having a total of total of 4 meter
    gauge & four 650 meter long Broad gauge platforms, but the best thing
    we like is big RMS operation where Rfgd. Speed-Post is accepted 365 days of the year.

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