Welcome to the web site for the Friends of the Wick and Lybster Light Railway. We are part of a registered charity that looks after the heritage of our little corner of Britain, and we’re working to preserve part of this line.
The Wick and Lybster Light Railway was a light railway opened in 1903, with the intention of opening up the fishing port of Lybster, in Caithness, Scotland, to the railway network at Wick. Its construction was heavily supported financially by local government and the Treasury. It was worked by the Highland Railway. When the line was operational, the station at Lybster represented the furthest station on the entire UK rail network, being 738 rail miles from London Euston.
The line was never heavily used and the anticipated expansion of the fishing trade did not take place. When a modern road to the south was built in the 1930s, transits from Lybster were considerably shorter and quicker by that means, and the railway closed completely in 1944.
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