Raglan railway station handed over to National Museum of Wales

South Wales Argus: 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 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.

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2:02pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Petrus Barba says...

Thank you for using the term, "Railway Station", instead of that horrid Americanism "Train Station", favoured by other newspapers!
Thank you for using the term, "Railway Station", instead of that horrid Americanism "Train Station", favoured by other newspapers! Petrus Barba

9:43am Sat 1 Dec 12

GwentVoice says...

Great News! Can't wait it visit St.Fagans and see it as it used to be.
Great News! Can't wait it visit St.Fagans and see it as it used to be. GwentVoice

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