Wick station opened 145 years ago on 28th July 1874 and was almost Beechinged, along with Thurso and the entire line back to Inverness, as well as the Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh line but was thankfully reprieved. Alas, the same cannot be said for the lines to the Moray Coast and Fraserburgh and Peterhead, the latter two towns now many miles from the nearest railway tracks. Had sense prevailed, they could still be enjoying a rail service as Wick and Thurso do but, despite vociferous protests, it was to no avail. This view of the exterior of Wick station is on 17th June 2019.
Company: Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Photographer: David Bosher
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Image number: 70537