Rogart

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Rogart (1868-1961)
Rogart Halt (1961-1982)
Rogart (1982-)

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

Description

This is a two platform station with a loop on the Far North line. A stone built cottage style station building remains standing on the northbound platform. The platforms were extended at their western ends in timber.

In the former goods yard there are camping coaches, on relaid sidings (SLEEPERZZZ A unique Highland hostel ). The goods yard was on the north side of the station and approached from the west.

The station had two signal boxes. The south box was at the west end on the north side of the line, alongside the goods yard turn out. The north box (Highland / Dutton Type 1 design) was at the east end, beyond a level crossing close to the east end of the loop.

Peculiarly due to the naming strategy for the boxes the south box was in fact north of the south box - although by rail the north box was closer to the ultimate far northern end of the line at Thurso and Wick.

The boxes closed in 1985 when RETB took over, originally controlled from Dingwall and now Inverness Signalling Centre.

The south signal box ('C' listed), now out of use and relocated further north to the northbound platform, survived until the introduction of RETB. The north box was east of the level crossing and has not survived.

The station is in the village of Pittentrail.

A rail served ballast pit near Rogart was closed in 1949.

Tags

Station scenic Dutton Type 1

External links

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




Dates

13/04/1868Sutherland Railway
Bonar Bridge (Inverness and Ross-shire Railway) to Golspie opened with stations at: Invershin, Lairg, Rogart, The Mound and Golspie.
13/06/1960Sutherland Railway
Rogart and The Mound closed.
06/03/1961Sutherland Railway
Rogart re-opened.
12/06/1961Sutherland Railway
Rogart re-named Rogart Halt. (Later the name reverted).

Books


Highland Survivor