Escape Inspiration: Converting a Train Station

Escape Inspiration: Converting a Train Station

Regina Yunghans
Jul 29, 2009

Living in a converted train station seems an amazing, long-term escape. We thought we'd find many such instances when we set out to research the topic, but it seems the endeavor is even rarer than we first supposed...

Some tips to consider in the unlikely event that you're actually considering the purchase and conversion of a railway station:

  • Is the track still in use? About 50 per cent are - so weigh up the pros and cons: noisy trains running past your house versus a very handy form of transport (important in more remote branch lines and locomotive outposts).

  • Be prepared to move: it's no easy thing to match a prospective buyer with a railway station in a specific area.


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