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Old 06-11-2018, 04:46 AM   #226
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Ever thought that you are deserving of a higher station in life?
For a mere £425,000* (minimum!) you can be the proud owner of Dent Station House high in the Pennines in Cumbria.

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Offered for sale for only the third time since being built in 1877 and situated on the legendary Settle to Carlisle railway line, Dent is England's highest mainline railway station.
The classic Victoria station property has undergone a sympathetic restoration and has been available for holiday rental since 2007.
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Around five passenger trains in each direction link Leeds and Carlisle and stop at Dent daily, and the line is regularly used by freight trains.
Dent Station is a great place from which to explore the Dales by train, with rover tickets available allowing exploration of surrounding towns and villages.
Dent village itself is approximately four miles away and has its own brewery.
The trip from Settle to Carlisle is regarded as one of the most scenic and quintessential railway journeys in the world.
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Should you become jaded by the iron horse, then thrill to the sight and sound of a low flying RAF jet.

*$568,000.

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Old 06-11-2018, 06:08 AM   #227
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Pretty enough.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:48 AM   #228
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Pay for it by selling trinkets to tourists.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:59 AM   #229
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It might be largely self-financing, assuming you don't want to live there yourself.

This from yesterday's Sunday Times:

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Dent, on the Settle-to-Carlisle line, is the highest mainline station in England and Wales, and the views are suitably lofty.
The three-bedroom former station house, near the hamlet of Cowgill and nine miles from the shops in Sedbergh, is now a holiday let turning over up to £50,000 a year.
Trains to Carlisle (1hr 15min) pull in every two hours or so, and fast community broadband will arrive in the next few months.
Link It's behind a paywall but there might be free access for a limited number of articles, not sure.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:24 AM   #230
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For more context, have a look at these two posts courtesy of limey.

Settle to Carlisle videos.

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Old 06-12-2018, 02:54 PM   #231
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If ya buy this place, do ya gotta deal with the ten trains a day stopping there?

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Old 06-12-2018, 04:09 PM   #232
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If ya buy this place, do ya gotta deal with the ten trains a day stopping there?

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No, it's a private dwelling fenced off from the working part of the station itself.
Reading between the lines, in a manner of speaking, the holiday rental side of it probably appeals to steam railway enthusiasts so it will never be a railway free zone.

Here's someone else who is reading between the lines.

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Old 06-13-2018, 04:21 AM   #233
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On the subject of railway station buildings converted to houses, see Posts 127 to 136 of this thread. (Little Kimble)

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Little Kimble station is just three miles from here.
For many years the station itself was closed although the station buildings became a private dwelling and trains continued to run between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury.
I canít remember how long ago it was when the station came back into use but I wonder how it affected the occupants of the house.
Having said that, while there are comparatively few passenger services, the track is used extensively by trains taking Londonís domestic waste to a landfill site at the old brickworks quarry at Calvert north of Aylesbury.
On a warm day those wagons do NOT smell of roses so a few passengers wandering past your window are probably a minor inconvenience.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:09 AM   #234
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Slip Coach from 1858 to 1960...

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Old 07-02-2018, 03:20 AM   #235
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Thanks, Bruce. I'd never heard of that operation before.
It doesn't look a particularly safe procedure on the face of it!

I noted the reference to a 'Warship Class' diesel as the train left Paddington.
Some years ago, a mate of mine noticed a particularly grubby diesel loco at Euston with the name 'Scharnhorst' tastefully inscribed in the grime.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:19 AM   #236
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I imagine when they started in 1858 without wireless communications and with more primitive equipment, everyone had to be on their toes. Of course back then the riders probably accepted more jostling than they would today.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:30 AM   #237
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I've just mentioned this video to Dad.
He remembers the use of slip coaches at Princes Risborough which is on the line shown and about twenty miles SE of Bicester.

Preparing lunch, hence brevity.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:39 AM   #238
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That is very cool. It seems like an update could be effective again.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:46 AM   #239
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The girls are in England btw.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:54 AM   #240
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The girls are in England btw.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway?
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