Roco 76036 H0 Mail Train, 4pcs, Ep III DB
Earlier in the history of the railways, the postal authorities used the railway to transport mail. The railway mail wagons were either set individually in passenger trains or added in larger numbers as part of express goods- and freight trains for postal services. In the post-war period, the mail trains were characterized by the rolling stock of the former Deutsche Reichspost and the train compositions were formed between large main railway stations. Such mail trains consisted of wagons that served, depending on the design of the wagons, for the transport of letters and postal packages. The mail was not only transported in the postal wagon but already sorted during the journey. Mailings that were already presorted and only had to be distributed at the destination station were transported in boxcars - which were mostly rented by the DB. Sometimes the Deutsche Bundespost used their own wagons.
The set consists of an express train postal coach (Hechtwagen) type Post4ü and a three-axle postal coach type Post3 of the German Federal Post Office as well as a boxcar type Gmhs 30 and a boxcar type Glmhs 50.
■ The wagons perfectly match the mail train 74091
■ With attached destination plates to establish an authentic post train network
Coupling NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism AC Wheel set article number 40183, 40196.
Total Length over buffer 623 mm.