Sutherland Railway

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Sutherland Railway
LocaleScotland
Dates of operation13 April 1868–28 July 1884
SuccessorHighland Railway
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 and Ross-shire 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.

Opening[edit]

Authorised on 29 June 1865, 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 Railway[edit]

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

The line today[edit]

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

Connections of other lines[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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