The first ever mail that was delivered by a train was by the United Kingdom’s General Post Office on November 1830. In 1834, railroads were sill short and didn’t have many trains running. In 1835, mail transportation were only connected to two different cities, Washington and Baltimore. Amos Kendall predicted that there were going to be way more railroads in the future and it will form a new era in the mail establishment. An act that happened in 1838, it specifically made all United States railroads as post routes, this increased railroad mail service fast. When railway mail service got really popular, the train cars were supplied to sort and separate letter by mail. The Parcel Post that was added in 1913 outgrew the limited space aboard trains. By 1930, over 10,000 trains moved mail. The Transportation Act of 1958 caused the mail-carrying passenger trains to stop service and began to decline rapidly. By 1965, only 190 trains carried mail. In 1971, the Post Office Department ended and got rid of the last eight railway routes. The last ever mail train to run was between New York and Washington, D.C. on June 30, 1977.