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TITLE
HR 55 on train at Thurso, 1902
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_1379
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
1902
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27996
KEYWORDS
railway stations
locomotives
trains
HR 55 on train at Thurso, 1902

This photograph shows HR 55 on train at Thurso in 1902.

Built as a 2-2-2 and originally named 'Cluny', this locomotive was rebuilt as a 2-4-0 in September 1874 and renamed 'Sutherland' (becoming the third HR loco to bear that name). A further change of name, to 'Invergordon', occurred in 1884. It was withdrawn from service and sold in 1906.

Thurso station was opened on 28 July 1874 as the terminus of the Thurso Branch of the Sutherland and Caithness Railway which was operated, and later absorbed by, the Highland Railway. It is still served by regular services and is the most northerly station in Britain.

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HR 55 on train at Thurso, 1902

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1900s

railway stations; locomotives; trains

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

This photograph shows HR 55 on train at Thurso in 1902.<br /> <br /> Built as a 2-2-2 and originally named 'Cluny', this locomotive was rebuilt as a 2-4-0 in September 1874 and renamed 'Sutherland' (becoming the third HR loco to bear that name). A further change of name, to 'Invergordon', occurred in 1884. It was withdrawn from service and sold in 1906.<br /> <br /> Thurso station was opened on 28 July 1874 as the terminus of the Thurso Branch of the Sutherland and Caithness Railway which was operated, and later absorbed by, the Highland Railway. It is still served by regular services and is the most northerly station in Britain.