Opened on the Sutherland and Caithness Railway.
Open on the Far North Line.
This is a two platform station and is the furthest north station in Britain. One platform is partly covered by the all-over timber roof of the station, a remarkable survivor, all the more remarkable that Wick has also survived.
The other platform, the west side of the island platform, is a bay platform probably a cattle dock, the line being somewhat shorter and bordering the cattle market (now removed).
There is a goods yard to the east, now out of use and taken over by a buildings supply company. The goods shed has been demolished. To the south of that was the locomotive shed, disgracefully demolished in recent years.
Welsh^s Crossing Halt
Other railway and industry locations
Georgemas Trolley Shed
Dounreay Power Station
Olgrinbeg Peat Powerstation (here?)
County March Summit [Sutherland and Caithness]
St Mary^s Chapel Crosskirk
Cnoc Freiceadain Long Cairns
Loch of Wester
Grey Cairns of Camster
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|07/02/1989||[Inverness and Ross-shire Railway]|
Ness Viaduct, Inverness, collapses, separating the Thurso, Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh lines from the rest of the network. Dingwall becomes a terminus, Muir of Ord becomes a train maintenance depot and buses operate between Inverness and Dingwall while a new bridge is built.