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Wick To Lybster Light Railway, Thrumster Station

Railway Station (20th Century) - (20th Century) (1903)-(1951)

Site Name Wick To Lybster Light Railway, Thrumster Station

Classification Railway Station (20th Century) - (20th Century) (1903)-(1951)

Canmore ID 8971

Site Number ND34NW 17

NGR ND 33673 45211

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Wick
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND34NW 17.00 33673 45211

ND34NW 17.01 33675 45231 House

(Location cited as ND 337 452). Thrumster Station, built 1903 for the Wick and Lybster Light Rly. and the best-preserved station of that company. A small single-storey wooden building, four bays long, incorporating a tiny goods shed. On the platform side is a neat awning. The best preserved of the W&LLR stations.

Adjacent to the station is the single-storey stationmaster's house.

J R Hume 1977.

This intermediate station on the Lybster branch of the former Highland Rly. was opened by the Wick and Lybster Light Rly. on 1 July 1903 and closed to regular passenger traffic in 1 April 1944.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 January 1999.

R V J Butt 1995.

Depicted as roofed on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness, 1907, sheet xxix)

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2008


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