Dornoch Light Railway

Introduction

This light railway is closed. Passenger services are still provided by ScotRail between Wick, Thurso and Inverness.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a two platform junction station - one platform on the main Far North Line (with a loop on its north side) opened in 1868 and a branch platform of 1902 (also with a loop, on its south side), located just to the south, on the closed Dornoch branch.
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See also
Sutherland Railway
A 158 on a Wick to Inverness service skirts Loch Fleet and heads towards the site of The Mound station, marked by the modern bridge that carries the ...
Mark Bartlett 20/07/2016
Substantial remains of the former The Mound station, one-time junction for the branch to Dornoch, being passed by 158720 from Inverness to Wick via ...
David Bosher 17/06/2019
Far North trains still rush by The Mound, and the owner of the old junction station keeps chickens on the site of the branch platform (off to the ...
John Yellowlees 06/07/2019
Road approach to the disused station at The Mound (closed 1960) from the south in the summer of 2007. Trains on the Far North line still run past ...
John Furnevel 31/08/2007
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This was a single platform halt on the north side of a level crossing alongside Loch Fleet. The platform was on the south side of the line beside the road. To the immediate west was a road junction.
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The remains of Cambusavie Platform, alongside the minor road to Skelbo at the A9 junction, in July 2016. The old fencing can be seen on top of a mound ...
Mark Bartlett 20/07/2016
View looking north west over Cambusavie Halt, level crossing and crossing keepers house. ...
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View looking north west at Cambusavie Halts disused platform. ...
Ewan Crawford //
After leaving The Mound and crossing the causeway over Loch Fleet the first stop on the DLR was at Cambusavie, where a few platform remains still hide ...
John Furnevel 26/8/2007
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This was a single platform station, with a siding and loading bank to the north, served from the east. The platform was on the south side of the line. The station was to the east of a level crossing.
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Standing on the trackbed of the Dornoch Light Railway in the summer of 2007 looking towards The Mound. The location is approximately one mile north ...
John Furnevel 26/08/2007
Looking south over the closed Skelbo stations platform. ...
Ewan Crawford //
An old permanent-way hut of the Dornoch Light Railway still stands alongside the road at Skelbo, long after the track bed itself has disappeared under ...
Mark Bartlett 20/07/2016
Between Skelbo and Cambusavie much of the Dornoch branch formation has disappeared under the road and farmland but this short stretch of embankment, ...
Mark Bartlett 20/07/2016
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Looking north over the closed Embo station. ...
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View north across Station Road, Embo, on 26 August 2007, showing the redeveloped level crossing and former station site. On the right Station ...
John Furnevel 26/08/2007
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This was a terminus in the north of Dornoch. It was a single platform station with a locomotive shed on the east side of the line at the north end and a goods yard to the west of the passenger station. The platform was on the east side of the site alongside a rounding loop. Photographs of the station when open often show Dornoch Cathedral in the background, it was to the south of the station.
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The eye-catching former station building at Dornoch, looking north along Station Road in the summer of 2007. The signs read (from the left)... ...
John Furnevel 26/08/2007
Dornoch station in July 2016, still in business use fifty six years after closure and with the platform facing clearly visible. ...
Mark Bartlett 20/07/2016
Dornoch with extension. ...
Ewan Crawford //
The former station building at Dornoch is a fine survivor, which lived on after the 1960 closure and did service as a takeaway before becoming a ...
John Yellowlees 06/07/2019
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