This small oil sketch is an historic scene - pre mid 1960's - where two steam trains pass at Maesycwmmer and the sixteen arch Hengoed viaduct.
The steam train on the viaduct is returning from Pontypool Road station and going on to Neath whilst the lower steam train has travelled up from Newport
heading for Brecon. Hengoed High level station and the village of Hengoed are visible on the other side of the viaduct.
The station closed in the early 60's along with Maesycwmmer station - out of the painting on the left. It is worth mentioning that the view is still here today,
the trains and railway lines represent a little history from days long gone. Whilst being a small oil sketch this does depict 'local history' and temps me towards a much larger oil painting.