Halkirk

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Halkirk (1874-1960)

Opened on the Sutherland and Caithness Railway.

Description

This station was between Scotscalder, to the west, and Georgemas Junction. It was located at a level crossing to the south of the village of Halkirk. It is a curious situation: Halkirk with the only real population nearby is closed but Georgemas Junction and Scotscalder remain open.

The station was to the east of the level crossing with a single platform on the north side of the line.

There was a goods siding on the north side of the line, east of the station and approached from the west, which ran into a goods shed. A loading bank was served by reversal.

A signal box was by the level crossing on the platform. It opened with the station and was replaced in 1892.

The station closed in 1960 and the box closed in 1968. The line remains open.

To the west was a snowblower. A little further west the line crosses the River Thurso.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
07/09/2019



Dates

28/07/1874Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Line opened from Helmsdale (Duke of Sutherland's Railway) to Wick with stations at Salzcraggie (Private), Kildonan, Kinbrace, Forsinard, Altnabreac, Scotscalder, Halkirk, Georgemas Junction, Hoy, Thurso, Bower, Watten, Bilbster and Wick.
13/06/1960Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Halkirk, Bower, Watten and Bilbster closed.

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