Dornoch Light Railway

Introduction

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






Dates

  /  /1898[Dornoch Light Railway]
Dornoch Light Railway authorised
02/06/1902[Dornoch Light Railway]
Dornoch Light Railway opened from The Mound ([Sutherland Railway]) to Dornoch. Andrew Carnegie spoke at the opening (he owned a castle, now a hotel, at Skilbo near Dornoch).
01/01/1923Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Caledonian Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway
Callander and Oban Railway
Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Highland Railway
Cathcart District Railway
Killin Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Committee
Brechin and Edzell District Railway
Dornoch Light Railway
Wick and Lybster Light Railway
Grouped into London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
13/06/1960[Dornoch Light Railway]
Dornoch to The Mound closed to all traffic

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Not to be confused with The Mound, Edinburgh!
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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. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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

This was a single platform station, with a siding 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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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
Looking south over the closed Skelbo stations platform. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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
The platform remains at Skelbo alongside the former level crossing in 2007 looking south towards Dornoch. ...
John Furnevel 26/8/2007

A single platform station to the west of Embo. The platform was on the east, town, side of the line. To the south was a siding approached from the north. To the north of the station was a level crossing. ...

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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

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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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 Dornoch Station building remains occupied and in a well maintained condition, as seen here in June 2013. ...
David Pesterfield 23/06/2013
View looking south over the disued Dornoch terminus, looking towards buffers. ...
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