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Wick railway station, shed and goods yard
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GB1796_RAILWAYSLIDES_987_168_25
PLACENAME
Wick
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
11694
KEYWORDS
railways
trains
transport
disused stations
closed stations
closed railways
closed lines
disused railways
North Highland Line
Light Railways
Beeching report
Wick railway station, shed and goods yard

This picture shows the station and goods yard and shed in Wick, Caithness.

The Caithness and Sutherland Railway from Helmsdale to Wick with a branch-line to Thurso opened on 28 July 1874. This created a rail-link between Caithness, Inverness and the rest of the national network. This line is now part of the Far North Line between Inverness and Wick / Thurso.

The Wick and Lybster Light Railway which linked the two towns opened in 1903 but closed in 1944.

In his famous report 'Reshaping Britain's Railways' in 1963, Dr Richard Beeching recommended that the Far North Line, The Kyle of Lochalsh Line and the West Highland Line should all close. These lines were not closed, however, and both the line and the station remain open.


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Wick railway station, shed and goods yard

CAITHNESS: Wick

railways; trains; transport; disused stations; closed stations; closed railways; closed lines; disused railways; North Highland Line; Light Railways; Beeching report;

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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This picture shows the station and goods yard and shed in Wick, Caithness. <br /> <br /> The Caithness and Sutherland Railway from Helmsdale to Wick with a branch-line to Thurso opened on 28 July 1874. This created a rail-link between Caithness, Inverness and the rest of the national network. This line is now part of the Far North Line between Inverness and Wick / Thurso.<br /> <br /> The Wick and Lybster Light Railway which linked the two towns opened in 1903 but closed in 1944. <br /> <br /> In his famous report 'Reshaping Britain's Railways' in 1963, Dr Richard Beeching recommended that the Far North Line, The Kyle of Lochalsh Line and the West Highland Line should all close. These lines were not closed, however, and both the line and the station remain open. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a><br />