Raglan railway station handed over to National Museum of Wales
7:20pm Thursday 29th November 2012 in News
KEY MOMENT: Cllr Maureen Powell hands over the Raglan railway station keys to Gerallt Nash, senior curator at St Fagans National History Museum. Looking on is Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire council deputy leader
HISTORIC Raglan railway station was officially handed over to the National Museum of Wales on Tuesday.
In a ceremony at Raglan Highways depot, where the station is currently situated, Cllr Maureen Powell, chairman of Monmouthshire County Council, handed control of the station to St Fagans, Cardiff, where it will be housed.
The Victorian station was opened in 1876 as part of the Pontypool to Colesford line, helping the transfer of iron ore from the Forest of Dean to furnaces near Nantyglo.
Although not primarily for passengers, Raglan was used as a passenger station until 1955, when it officially closed.
Monmouthshire County Council had looked at refurbishing the building but plans proved too expensive so a deal was struck with St Fagans.