Sutherland Railway

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     Sutherland Railway
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 13 April 1868 – 28 July 1884
Successor Highland Railway
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length 32 34 miles (52.7 km)
Up arrow Duke of Sutherland's Railway
Right arrow Dornoch Light Railway
The Mound
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.


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]