The special train run to commemorate the centenary of the 28th July 1874 opening of the final phase of the Far North Line powers up the gradient from Forsinard to the County March Summit, headed by two Inverness Class 26s. At that time there were no Sunday trains north of Lairg, although a through train of newspaper vans from Manchester Victoria ran to Lairg on Sunday mornings, returning to Inverness as a passenger service. [With thanks to Bob McIntyre]
David Spaven [28/07/1974]

Class 37 approaching County March summit with its train in a chilly January 1988.
Ian Dinmore [/01/1988]

Taking a quick break from the 100th anniversary special train on the Far North line in 1974, this official party includes the BR Area Manager Thurso (far right), David Cobbett the BR Scotland General Manager (third right), Lord Thurso (centre, in kilt) and David Martin, SAPT rail campaigner from Inverness (second left).
David Spaven [//1974]
All photographs of County March Summit (Sutherland and Caithness)