Location type


Name and dates

Thrumster (1903-1944)

Opened on the Wick and Lybster Light Railway.


This station stood alongside the A99. The station building backs onto the A road. The platform was on the east side of the line. There was a goods siding to the south, approached by a reversing spur parallel with the platform line - the buffer stop by the building was the end of the headshunt.

The station building still stands in an excellent state of preservation, having been restored. The platform has been rebuilt and track has been relaid. The station was restored by the Yarrows Heritage Trust .

A station cottage is just to the north, still in use as a house.

Both buildings were typical of the line.

The building was part of a caravan park for some years after closure.



External links

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

News items

22/07/2023Pictures and video: Let there be light! Thrumster Railway Station is officially switched on 'We're the farthest north heritage station in the UK.' [John O Groat Journal]
13/07/2023Electrifying day of celebration as historic Thrumster Railway Station is 'switched on' this Sunday [John O Groat Journal]
21/06/2022Picture special: Thrumster kids on the right track for historic station visit [John O Groat Journal]