Sutherland and Caithness Railway

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Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 28 July 1874 – 30 July 1884
Successor Highland Railway[1]
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Thurso
Hoy
Georgemas Junction
Halkirk
Bower
Scotscalder
Watten
Altnabreac
Bilbster
Forsinard
Wick and Lybster Light Railway
Kinbrace
Wick
Borrobol Platform
Kildonan
Salzcraggie Platform
Helmsdale
Duke of Sutherland's Railway

The Sutherland and Caithness Railway was a railway worked by, and later absorbed by the Highland Railway running through Sutherland and Caithness, Scotland. Caithness and Sutherland are former counties, and former districts of the Highland region.

History

The company was formed on 13 July 1871 to take over from the Caithness Railway and construct the line from Helmsdale to Wick and Thurso. On completion on 28 July 1874, the company was absorbed by the Highland Railway, which opened and operated the line.[2] Halkirk, Bower, Watten and Bilbster were closed in 1960, with Hoy, Borrobol Platform and Salzcraggie Platform being closed in 1965.

Connections to other lines

Current operations

The line is now part of the Far North Line, offering services to Wick and Inverness.

References

Notes

  1. Awdry (1990), page 105
  2. Awdry (1990) p. 105

Sources