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ScotRail does look after many of its rural stations in an exemplary manner. This one in Tulloch doubles up as a bed and breakfast for walkers and backpackers.

Standing on the silent platform I could only think of school English Literature lessons and Edward Thomas’ Adlestrop:

Yes I remember Adlestrop

The name, because one afternoon

Of heat the express train drew up there

Unwontedly. It was late June.

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.

No one left and no one came

On the bare platform. What I saw

Was Adlestrop – only the name.

Christopher Macgowan