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View of Thrumster Station, platform side of structure. The station was closed for regular passenger traffic in 1944.

SC 435435

Description View of Thrumster Station, platform side of structure. The station was closed for regular passenger traffic in 1944.

Date 1974

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 435435

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Thrumster Station, Caithness This was one of the wayside stations on the Wick and Lybster Light Railway, the most northerly light railway in Britain, which was built to serve fishing villages along the Caithness coast during the herring boom. This view shows the station building from the railway side, with passenger accommodation on the left and a room for goods on the right. Such integrated provision was unique to this railway in Scotland. Occumster station was identical This line was closed in 1944, by which time the fishing industry in the area was almost extinct. The stations on the line have survived well. Only Lybster had a separate goods shed. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H74/139/14

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/435435

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 435435) View of Thrumster Station, platform side of structure. The station was closed for regular passenger traffic in 1944.

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