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TITLE
Thurso station from the throat, 'Ben Alder' on shed, April 1951
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_1389
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
25 April 1951
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
28003
KEYWORDS
railway stations
Thurso station from the throat, 'Ben Alder' on shed, April 1951

A view of Thurso station from the throat in April 1951. 54398, 'Ben Alder', is on shed.

'Ben Alder', a Small Ben class locomotive, was built in July 1898, she went on to carry the LMS number 14398 and she was given the number 54398 by British Railways. Withdrawn from service in February 1953, it was intended that 'Ben Alder' should be preserved but she was eventually scrapped in 1966.

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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Thurso station from the throat, 'Ben Alder' on shed, April 1951

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1950s

railway stations

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

A view of Thurso station from the throat in April 1951. 54398, 'Ben Alder', is on shed.<br /> <br /> 'Ben Alder', a Small Ben class locomotive, was built in July 1898, she went on to carry the LMS number 14398 and she was given the number 54398 by British Railways. Withdrawn from service in February 1953, it was intended that 'Ben Alder' should be preserved but she was eventually scrapped in 1966.<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.