Watten railway station

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Watten
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Watten disused railway station and the Far North Line
Location
Place Loch Watten
Area Highland
Coordinates 58°29′01″N3°17′07″W / 58.4835°N 3.2853°W / 58.4835; -3.2853 Coordinates: 58°29′01″N3°17′07″W / 58.4835°N 3.2853°W / 58.4835; -3.2853
Grid reference ND250557
Operations
Original company Sutherland and Caithness Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway
Platforms2
History
28 July 1874Opened
13 June 1960Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Watten was a railway station located at the east end of Loch Watten, Highland between Halkirk and Wick, Scotland.

Loch Watten lake in the United Kingdom

Loch Watten is a loch in the River Wick drainage basin in Caithness, Scotland. The name is a tautology, consisting of the word "loch" and vatn, a Norse word meaning the very same, found in such names as "Þingvallavatn" and Myvatn in Iceland, and "Røssvatnet" and "Møsvatn" in Norway.

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The station opened on 28 July 1874. [1] The station master from 1876 to 1909 was Mr. Phimster. [2]

It was one of a number of smaller stations on the Far North Line which were closed in 1960.

Far North Line railway line

The Far North Line is a rural railway line entirely within the Highland area of Scotland, extending from Inverness to Thurso and Wick. As the name suggests, it is the northernmost railway in the United Kingdom. The line has many sections of single track, mostly north of Dingwall. In common with other railway lines in the Highlands and northern Lowlands, it is not electrified and all trains are diesel-powered.

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References

  1. "The Sunderland and Caithness Railway" . The Scotsman. British Newspaper Archive. 27 July 1874. Retrieved 14 August 2016 via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. "Presentation to Mr and Mrs Phimster, Watten Station" . John o’Groat Journal. Scotland. 30 April 1909. Retrieved 15 July 2017 via British Newspaper Archive.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Bower
Station closed; Line open
  Highland Railway
Sutherland and Caithness Railway
  Bilbster
Station closed; Line open