Remote Altnabreac cottage put on the market [John O' Groats Journal & Caithness Courier]

Date: 24/05/2014

ONE of the most isolated railway station buildings in Britain has gone on sale, offering potential buyers a wonderful “secret” retreat. The three-bedroom Station Cottage at Altnabreac is a family home but it was originally the railway station and first opened in 1874. It is still used as a request stop on the far north line. [From Richard Buckby]

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Remote Altnabreac cottage put on the market

John O'Groats Journal & Caithness Courier

ONE of the most isolated railway station buildings in Britain has gone on sale, offering potential buyers a wonderful secret retreat.

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Two trains cross at Altnabreac in November 1963 before the loop was taken out - although the water column survived until the early 1970s. [Actually the mid 1990s. Ed.] The stations's 'walk-in catchment' comprised the building to the right and the hunting/shooting/fishing Lochdhu Inn, two miles south by Land Rover track. This scene is now surrounded by forestry plantations.
Location: Altnabreac
Company: Sutherland and Caithness Railway
/11/1963 Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)
Altnabreac in its splendid isolation. Looking south towards Forsinard in 1994. The water tank still exists behind the photographer.
Location: Altnabreac
Company: Sutherland and Caithness Railway
//1994 Ewan Crawford
A water column still stands defiantly at Altnabreac in the summer of 1971, long after the end of steam.
Location: Altnabreac
Company: Sutherland and Caithness Railway
//1971 David Spaven

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