Location type


Name and dates

Helmsdale (1871-)

Opened on the Duke of Sutherland^s Railway.

Opened on the Sutherland and Caithness Railway.

Open on the Far North Line.


This is a two platform station with a passing loop on the Far North line. The southbound platform building still stands as does the southern signal box ('B' listed), out of use.

This was the terminus of the line until extension to Thurso and Wick. Clearly there was always an intent to extend the line as the goods yard was accessible from the north end of the station by reversal.

The two road Helmsdale Shed stood to the north of the station, on the west side of the line. This was accessible from the north.

The station building has been converted to provide accommodation. Helmsdale Station



Station Terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67