What a fantastic photographic record and what a fantastic website this is. I have to give credit to railway modellers who have produced some fantastic accomplishments in producing scale models of complex switch & crossing layouts. However, I have to point out that as an 80-year old Barry resident, with in-depth knowledge of permanent way and signalling, the photograph was not taken at Barry. The topographical layout of the Barry Docks and wagon storage system does not agree with the photo layout. In fact, the half-compound points depicted do not follow the usual P.Way facility of being able to run straight through the main run with a single alternative path to left or right. Those in the photo only allow a transit from left to through or right-to- through but with no straight through travel possible along the siding axis so in fact they are 'specials'. The photo shows two siding overhead lamps suspended from a long catenary wire which the Barry railway certainly did not have. Studying the backdrop in the photo, there are gable ends of terraced houses roughly on the same level as the sidings and again, nowhere in Barry agrees with this representation. Also the many point levers do not agree with Barry Railway patterns. The other thing is that the wagon colliery owner abbreviations are generally from collieries in the Western Valley of Monmouth. A rake of Tir Pentys wagons lie on the extreme left and that colliery was on the Cwmffrwdoer Branch linked with the Eastern Valley line and I don't think that their coal ever reached Barry. I spent much investigation in trying to establish where the photograph might have been taken and bingo! — It appears to be the former layout at Monmouthshire Bank sidings fan, Newport. The layout actually had two right-to-left through tracks with special double slip, left-to-through and right-to-through but no straight through run and also one opposite hand right-to-left compound with no straight through possibility but the configuration did not comply with the standard definition of a full inside compound or double inside slip configuration and was something that I have never seen. I have a part map showing every siding of Monmouthshire Bank and Eastern Valleys sidings fans at Newport and a full representation of the area north of East Mendalgief Junction is represented on that document. (See attachment). (Sent by B.P.Mills, Hon.Life Member, South Wales Permanent Way Institution).