La Poste Tgv's

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  1. Stonesourscotty

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    Is it true there being withdrawn this year? if so will they be scrapped or rebuilt as tgv's?
     
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    They will be scrapped, I am afraid - given that around 40 of the older TGVs have already been withdrawn there would be little point in converting the postal version of the same into passenger format.
     
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    Does anyone know if these are still going to be scraped? It would be good if one could be preserved.
     
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    Why was it unsuccessful? It sounds like a good idea to transport mail by HST.
     
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    They were succesful initially but the perceived need simply declined until in 2015 when mail was switched to road. I suspect internet technology won the speed argument.
     
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    There was a trip report on the internet about a TGV La Poste open day. I have tried to google this but without success. Does anyone have a link?
     
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    I'm pretty sure the scrapping went ahead fairly quickly, unfortunately.:(
     
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    Motrice 923007 supposedly preserved for Cité du Train, but not a huge amount of point in preserving a postal TGV car when 'normal' passenger ones are also preserved.



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    Does La Poste have any equivalent of The Postal Museum in London?
     
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    Yes, but has been closed for 2 years... for refurbishment


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    Musee de la post.
    http://www.ladressemuseedelaposte.fr

    Its meant to be re opening towards the end of this year or the start of next. Their website is updated fairly frequently, so keep watching it.
     
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    Didn't one of them make it St. Pancras a couple of years ago on a test run? I'm sure I remember a picture of it on HS1 hauled by a couple of Eurotunnel's locos.
     
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    Yes, that was one of them.
     
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    Yes.

    Just web search for 'TGV La Poste St Pancras' and loads of links to videos and pictures come up.

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