Watten disused railway station and the Far North Line
|Original company||Sutherland and Caithness Railway|
|28 July 1874||Opened|
|13 June 1960||Closed|
|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 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.
The station opened on 28 July 1874.The station master from 1876 to 1909 was Mr. Phimster.
It was one of a number of smaller stations on the Far North Line which were closed in 1960.
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|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
| Bower |
Station closed; Line open
| Highland Railway |
Sutherland and Caithness Railway
| Bilbster |
Station closed; Line open
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