This wickedly cool house for sale was once a train station


Ever dreamed of owning a train AND rails?

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Train enthusiasts rejoice — a six-bedroom, six-bathroom house that once was an actual train station has hit the market in Newcastleton, Scotland, for $588,800.


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In addition to the home, the buyer can purchase a diesel locomotive and a portion of the train tracks for an additional cost, the listing on Savills notes.


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“Saughtree Station is a wonderful stone built property in the rolling Scottish Borders set in an elevated position in the Liddlesdale Valley,” the listing says. “The former station building dates back to 1867 and was converted for residential use in the 1990s by the current owner. The house has exceptional panoramic views in all directions and mainly faces south.”


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Features of the home include:


  • Two reception rooms

  • Ticket office

  • Garden

  • Terrace

  • Railway platform


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The train is a “Ruston diesel shunter” with two wagons and a guard’s van, the listing says.


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“This is one of the most unique properties I have come across,” property agent Andrew Thomson said, according to the listing. “It must be one of the only properties available in recent years with an opportunity to also purchase a working private railway and diesel locomotive”


TJ Macías is a real-time national sports reporter for McClatchy based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. TJ previously covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers for numerous media outlets, including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren

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