The glory days of traveling the countryside on rails are gone, but a cool relic can put a little locomotion behind those memories. In Hinsdale, NH, we’ve found a blast from the railroad past—available for a mere $160,000.
Though the old train tracks in town are now a trail for walking and biking, passers-by could easily mistake 52 Depot Road as an active train station. That’s how pristine this former station is—it’s a conversion worth sounding the whistle.
“This was definitely a labor of love for the owner,” says listing agent Robert Inman.
The building’s late owner had an affinity for all things railroad-related. The interior of the single-bedroom home resembles a museum. Many of the building’s original fixtures would look at home in a vintage railroad exhibition. The owner painstakingly transformed every corner of the station into a pristine living space.
“He kept the ticket window, and the waiting area is still in its original condition. What’s now the porch was once the platform where customers would board the train,” says Inman.
Even the station’s loading dock is fully operational and the original bathroom doors still function as they did when rail travelers waited for their train.
Though the station owner never worked for the railroad, his son did. The son also added a couple of rail cars and a section of track to the property.
“These items still belong to the late owner’s son,” says Inman, “but they’re a really nice touch while they’re here.”
Now, the area that was once the site for bright lights and loud air whistles is a quiet residential neighborhood. The only remnant of a once-bustling station is the converted station.
“It really is an amazing property,” says Inman. We have a feeling it won’t take long for a buyer to jump on board.