Hoy

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Hoy (1874-1965)

Opened on the Sutherland and Caithness Railway.

Description

This single platform station is closed. It was located between Georgemas Junction (to the south) and Thurso. The platform was on the east side of the line immediately north of a level crosing. There was a signal box at the south end of the platform by the crossing.

A pair of petrol depot sidings were put in during 1941. These were on the west side and approached from the north, both taking 19 wagons.

The station closed to passengers in 1965 and the box closed in 1967.

The line remains open.

The platform's remains can still be seen from the level crossing.

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.
25/11/1965Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Salzcraggie Platform, Borrobol and Hoy closed.

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