Sutherland Railway

The Sutherland Railway was a railway worked by, and later absorbed in 1884 by the Highland Railway running through Sutherland, Scotland. Sutherland is a former county, and former districts of the Highland region.

Sutherland Railway
Overview
LocaleScotland
Dates of operation13 April 1868–28 July 1884
SuccessorHighland Railway
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Length32+34 miles (52.7 km)
Route map
Up arrow Duke of Sutherland's Railway
Golspie
Right arrow Dornoch Light Railway
The Mound
Rogart
Lairg
Invershin
Culrain
Ardgay
Down arrow Inverness & Ross-shire Rly

OpeningEdit

Authorised on 29 June 1865,[1] the line was opened on 13 April 1868. Rogart and The Mound were closed on 13 June 1960, although Rogart was re-opened the following year.

Dornoch Light RailwayEdit

The Dornoch Light Railway connected at The Mound on 2 June 1902, closing on 13 June 1960.

The line todayEdit

The line is still open, being part of the Far North Line.

Connections of other linesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Sutherland Railway Act 1866 c.clxxxi.
  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • RAILSCOT on Sutherland Railway