Martin Fay owns and runs this museum dedicated to
the railway heritage of this small town near Pontypool.
The collection is housed in a former GWR goods shed.
One of the leading trade unions was founded here.
Railway companies were very territorial as this collection of boundary markers proves.
The train driver often changed the points himself.
The museum houses a recreation of a station master's office.
Martin sold some of his own furniture to buy these signs.
Women worked on the railways during the Second World
War, but had to leave when the men came home.
Just one of the signal man's tools.
A forty shilling fine was a lot of money back then.
Since we first published this photogallery, Martin revealed that he was closing the museum in January 2011 for financial reasons.