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TITLE
Former Station Building at Scotscalder, 1999
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_FNL_DS080511
PLACENAME
Scotscalder
DISTRICT
Caithness - Western
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Halkirk
DATE OF IMAGE
September 1999
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Chris Hogg
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
19836
KEYWORDS
railway
railways
stations
Former Station Building at Scotscalder, 1999

Daniel Brittain Catlin and Amanda Austen were photographed in September 1999 on the platform of Scotscalder station. Behind them are the former station buildings which they own. Today, many former station buildings provide accommodation for local businesses or are used as private dwellings.

Scotscalder opened in 1874 and was primarily built to serve hunting lodges, like the station at Altnabreac. It formerly had two platforms and a passing loop. Today, the northbound platform remains in use and the loop has been lifted. The remaining platform and former station building are in a good state of repair and have won awards. The 'Scotscalder South' and 'Scotscalder North' signal boxes have been demolished.

Background
Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.

'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.

We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:

Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.

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Former Station Building at Scotscalder, 1999

CAITHNESS: Halkirk

1990s

railway; railways; stations

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Far North Line

Daniel Brittain Catlin and Amanda Austen were photographed in September 1999 on the platform of Scotscalder station. Behind them are the former station buildings which they own. Today, many former station buildings provide accommodation for local businesses or are used as private dwellings.<br /> <br /> Scotscalder opened in 1874 and was primarily built to serve hunting lodges, like the station at Altnabreac. It formerly had two platforms and a passing loop. Today, the northbound platform remains in use and the loop has been lifted. The remaining platform and former station building are in a good state of repair and have won awards. The 'Scotscalder South' and 'Scotscalder North' signal boxes have been demolished.<br /> <br /> Background<br /> Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.<br /> <br /> 'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.<br /> <br /> We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:<br /> <br /> Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.