Scotscalder

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Scotscalder (1874-)

Opened on the Sutherland and Caithness Railway.

Open on the Far North Line.


Description

This is a one platform, the former northbound platform, station on the Far North line. This was a two platform station was a passing loop. The southbound line is lifted and the platform is out of use. The station building remains, in use as a house.

There was a snowblower to the north of the station - fences laid in a V formation with the track at the apex - the movement of wind over the structure keeping the line clear of snow. The Highland Railway built these at locations particularly subject to drifting snow where traditional snow fences (palisades of sleepers, sometimes two rows deep) were insufficient.


Tags

Station

External links

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