York – National Railway Museum (Oak Carving from Pontypridd Railway Station)

This is another exhibit in the store of the National Railway Museum in York.

It was a little hard to get a clear photo of this oak carving of an eagle and deer, but I thought it was interesting to know that it had been used in Pontypridd railway station’s refreshment rooms. It had become a bit battered over the years, so the museum conservators have repaired some of the missing pieces with wax, to show what’s original and what’s new. I vaguely hoped to see an old photo of the refreshment rooms to catch a glimpse of where this was once placed, but I haven’t come across anything yet.