Dir: Michael Whyte
Starring: Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie
After her husband dies, a painter finds solace restoring a derelict railway station
The railway station in the title of this romantic drama is the beautifully remote Cashelnagor station, County Donegal. Regarded as the remotest of all the remote stations on the rural 3ft gauge Letterkenny and Burtonport Extension Railway, Cashelnagor opened in 1903. The lonely single platform lies in the shadow of Errigal Mountain but closed to passengers as early as 1940 with an operating life of just 37 years. It became derelict after closure, but in 2018 was restored to its former glory and is now let as holiday accomodation. Prior to this, however, the main building and waiting room where cosmetically restored for the film, which is based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Jennifer Johnston.