Author:   Barry Turner
Published:   1997, 3rd edition
Format:  Paperback, 29 pages

Status:  In Stock



The Dornoch Light Railway by Barry Turner. July 1874 saw the completion of the Highland Railway’s new main line to Wick and Thurso. Over 161 miles of railway wound its way north through Inverness-shire, Ross-shire and Sutherland to Caithness. It was not long before the people of Dornoch realised just what they had missed. The railway was bringing increased prosperity to the whole of the east coast of Sutherland, but Dornoch was feeling the pinch.

In 1896 came the Light Railways Act and a year later the Dornoch Light Railway Company was formed.

This book follows the history of this Highland branch line until it closed in 1960.

Content includes:

Early Years
Working the Railway
Motive Power
Changing Times
The Route Described