Kildonan

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Kildonan (1874-)

Station code: KIL National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Sutherland and Caithness Railway.
Open on the Far North Line.

Description

This is a single platform station on the Far North line. The platform is on the east side of the line. There is a level crossing to the immediate south of the station.

It was formerly a two platform station but the northbound line and platform are out of use. The timber building on the disused northbound platform remains standing. The main station building was on the southbound platform. The straight through line was the northbound line, the southbound the loop. At the north end of the southbound platform was a siding, approached from the south, serving a loading bank.

A water column was provided on the northbound platform.

There were two signal boxes both opened in 1894. The north box, on the east side, was on loading bank north of southbound platform. The south box, on the west side, was by the level crossing at the south end of the northbound platform. The south end of the loop was south of the level crossing.

Both boxes closed in 1966. The northbound loop and siding were taken out and the remaining line straightened.

The Strath of Kildonan was the site of a gold rush in 1869, which continued until after the line opened.

Local

The strath experienced a brief gold rush after 1868 Suisgill - Gold panning .

Tags

Station

External links

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




Nearby stations
Borrobol
Salzcraggie
Kinbrace
Loth
Helmsdale
West Helmsdale
Brora
Forsinard
Dunrobin Castle
Golspie
Altnabreac
Rogart
The Mound
Cambusavie Platform
Skelbo
Kildonan Gold Rush
Carbuie Railway Cottage
Kileanan Railway Cottage
Old Kinbrace Railway Cottage
Kinbrace Timber Loading
Helmsdale Shed
Sutherland Mills
Brora Viaduct
Brora Mine
Dunrobin Carriage Shed
Tourist/other
Kilearnan Hill
Loch an Ruathair
Clynelish Distillery
Brora Harbour
Carn Liath Broch
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


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.

Books


Highland Survivor