Continental Garden Trains
Guests can read but log in to post
Continental Garden Trains

For the average enthusiast of trains in garden scale.
 
PortalPortal  HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Station for sale

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
Carl Hibbs
Admin
avatar

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:19 pm

We are going to have a look at this in Normandy (Eure) next week end sometime.

Gare

It is one of the 'smaller' types at La Riviere-Thibouville on the cross-country line from Rouen to Caen via Bernay.

The trains don't stop there any more at the moment and there is occassional goods traffic plus the odd steam special.
Back to top Go down
Bearcastle

avatar

Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:58 pm

look's good not far from the sea, Rouen is not far as well.
Back to top Go down
http://scfbrie.webs.com/
clive_t

avatar

Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:03 pm

Wow, E112K for a 5-bedroom house with a built-in 1:1 garden railway Cool ... that's ..... erm... 112K Crying or Very sad

By way of comparison, this weekend (probably tomorrow) I shall be viewing what amounts to a large dog kennel in Portsmouth for about 1.5x that price... pirat

_________________
Cheers,

Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Bearcastle

avatar

Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:30 pm

must be there





We will have some place to park for a CGT weekend Very Happy
Back to top Go down
http://scfbrie.webs.com/
clive_t

avatar

Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:34 pm

Bearcastle wrote:

We will have some place to park for a CGT weekend Very Happy
... and some larger stock to play with Cool

_________________
Cheers,

Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
mikeyh

avatar

Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:36 pm

Go on. Offer them 90k if they're desperate they'll take it. WANT ONE!! good luck

mikey
Back to top Go down
Carl Hibbs
Admin
avatar

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:42 pm

No it's not there Laurent.

It's at La Riviere Thibouville which about 35k NW of Evreux and south of Rouen.





There's still plenty of space for parking and trains. 1300+ sqm of flat land including the goods shed by the looks.

5 bedrooms upstairs and 6 rooms downstairs which has not been converted since SNCF usage and retains the original booking hall.

It has not been lived in for 5 years so it could be a real mess.

It appears there are or were some sidings to a sucrerie at the station too.

Nearest village is 500 metres with boulangerie and nearest proper town is 2.5 km which is the same as us going to the town centre here.

Here's a nice pic just showing the station.
Back to top Go down
Bearcastle

avatar

Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:29 pm

There's a small "chateau" the town on the top left, on the sat view.

When are you going to visit the station ?
Back to top Go down
http://scfbrie.webs.com/
clive_t

avatar

Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:36 pm

If the loco comes with it, i'll stick an offer in for myself i think!

_________________
Cheers,

Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Carl Hibbs
Admin
avatar

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:30 pm

We are going to visit on Sunday week as we are going to Normandy anyway.

Seriously though Clive it could be worth a look if anyone is considering a move to France (not necessarily meaning you). As Mikey said it could well go for less than 100k if they are keen to sell.

It would make a great bed and breakfast/gite.

Just off the A28 too so good access from Rouen and the coastal ports.

Personally I think it's too far out from Paris for us realistically although wifey thinks its feasible with fast direct train services to Paris St lazare.

The great thing is if we bought it and sold our house for it's market value then we'd have no mortgage....!
Back to top Go down
Bearcastle

avatar

Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:29 pm

Carl did you go already ? any pictures ?
Back to top Go down
http://scfbrie.webs.com/
Carl Hibbs
Admin
avatar

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:30 pm

Not yet, we're going on Sunday.
Back to top Go down
Admin
Admin
avatar

Location : France

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:53 pm

We've been. No access inside as this couldn't be arranged for the time we wanted but we will probably go back again during the week.
We were in Normandy any way.

That means we are going to progress further. Laughing

All in all from the oustside it looks promising.


Wifey looks interested...


Daughter not so sure...
Plenty of hard standing parking space.


All signage still in place and the clock too.
Building appears generally sound and free from damage.


Platform segregated from building but I was surprised they left about 3 metres space.
There is about 1300 sqm of perfectly flat land.


Midday service, Rouen to Caen approaching (non stop of course).


Formed of 2 single unit AGC diesel railcars. Pretty silent except for the klaxon!


Nearest village with comodities is less than 1km down the end of this straight, flat and quiet road.
Back to top Go down
http://www.cgtrains.com
GWhizz

avatar

Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:12 pm

Go for it Carl !

I feel an open day coming on!

_________________
Brian
Brian
also blogging at
www.frenchgardenrailways.com
Back to top Go down
http://www.frenchgardenrailways.com
Bearcastle

avatar

Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:32 pm

I will try to check on it, the line is more use by good train at night than TER. Not sure i will have the answer easily.

I need to see the trafic grafic and at some point is a rural place so maybe more trafic with cereal.
Back to top Go down
http://scfbrie.webs.com/
Admin
Admin
avatar

Location : France

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:19 pm

Next to the station there is also the crossing keeper's cottage (maison de garde barriere) which is empty in about 800sqm of land but doesn't say for sale but I bet it is open to offers.



Anyone fancy being my next-door neighbour? Rolling Eyes

If (and it's a very big if at the moment) we did move we would be looking at making part of it into a gite/bed and breakfast.

It is well positioned between Caen 85km, Le Havre 70km and Paris 130km to be attractive to tourists and too just off the A28 motorway to Le Mans.

The surrounding villages and towns are immaculately clean and the nearest large town is Bernay (sous prefecture) 14km away with everything that one needs like schools, direct train services and major shops.

The estate agent told us that there were 2 freight trains per week at around 06.00 in the morning on Tuesdays and Thursadays but couldn't give anymore information.

He probably lies like the last 'live' station we enquired about on the Alsace-German border.

'Oui....Oui, Oui monsieur...inquietez pas il n'y pas beaucoup des trains marchandises....'

Lying brassard it was the main route through which nuclear waste conveys passed. What a Face


Last edited by Admin on Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:41 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top Go down
http://www.cgtrains.com
clive_t

avatar

Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:23 pm

Interesting! I bet if you had "Son of CFG" on the front garden, the real trains would stop at your platform - or at any rate, slow down for a good old look

Good luck mate, hope it comes off for you.

What is that roof covering, though? Is it lead sheeting?

_________________
Cheers,

Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
mikeyh

avatar

Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:27 pm

Looks good
Back to top Go down
clive_t

avatar

Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:28 pm

Sadly, I am out of the race to be your neighbour... I put an offer in on a house round the corner from where I am now - accepted. At the tender age of 49 I am about to be in more than twice as much debt as I have ever been at any prior point in my life pale

_________________
Cheers,

Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Admin
Admin
avatar

Location : France

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:40 pm

The not so believable estate agent said the roof was 'zinque'.

What I think he meant was that it was (zinc) galvanised (steel), which would explain the brown (rust) marks around the chimney areas.

A lot of buildings in Paris have this as well as real zinc. It can look like lead.

Blimey Clive that was a bit secret and sudden. I thought you had paid your mortgage and had cash to splash on steam trains.

Oh well cheap holidays in Normandy from now on then. Hope the house has a big garden.
Back to top Go down
http://www.cgtrains.com
clive_t

avatar

Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:52 pm

Ah, sorry should have explained - this is a buy-to-let job... in fact, it's all part of a cunning strategy of pest removal - namely my daughter. With her gone to her own nest, her room becomes a big old hobby room...

No way will she ever get a mortgage for herself, so if she's going to throw money away in a rental accommodation, she can throw it my way! In essence, she is paying a mortgage - with me as a middle man.... Result Cool

_________________
Cheers,

Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
Admin
Admin
avatar

Location : France

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:57 pm

Ah...Phew.


What a great dad you are.... Basketball
Back to top Go down
http://www.cgtrains.com
GWhizz

avatar

Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:02 pm

And I thought the "zinc" was French slang for the bar ?

_________________
Brian
Brian
also blogging at
www.frenchgardenrailways.com
Back to top Go down
http://www.frenchgardenrailways.com
Bearcastle

avatar

Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:47 am

Yes it is, not so use now. Roof made of zinque are quite common (never heard of lead) so for that the estate agent couldn't be wrong.
Back to top Go down
http://scfbrie.webs.com/
Bearcastle

avatar

Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:58 am

I am looking into the line.

One things i just realized, there's going to be a TGV line to Rouen/Le Havre and there's lot's of talks to do a Y in direction of Caen.
It could be with the actual lines after Rouen, that could mean the one of your station (easy to do just have to electrifed the line).
If the TGV station is built in the south of Rouen it's more likely to happend.

I think it will be good to investigate.
Back to top Go down
http://scfbrie.webs.com/
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Station for sale   

Back to top Go down
 
Station for sale
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Continental Garden Trains :: Continental Garden Trains index :: Full size 1:1 trains-
Jump to: