The Dornoch Light Railway DVD

Historylinks Publication (2007)

Dornoch Light Railway DVD (PAL:UK format - approx running time 90 minutes).

Contents include:

  • History: (33 mins) - why and how the branch line was built
  • Memories: - (18 mins) - recollections of those who worked and travelled on the line 
  • From Above: (23 mins) - the route of the line today, from Dornoch to the Mound, shot from a microlight
  • Extras:  
    • 'The Dunrobin' - the Duke of Sutherland's engine now in British Columbia
    • Proud Sutherland' - a short film of Sutherland in bygone days 
    • 'Historylinks Museum' - an insight to our museum.

Also, when used on a computer, the DVD provides access to additional PDF files including 'The Dornoch Light Railway' the 100th Anniversary book by Barry C Turner, and a collection of photographs, maps and cuttings.

A short overview providing a selection of clips from the video, including the extra 'Proud Sutherland' is available on YouTube.

£14.99 ea

Railway Poster No. 1

Dornoch - The Morning Train

£4.00 ea

Railway Poster No. 2

Skelbo - Waiting for the Whistle

£4.00 ea

Railway Poster No. 3

Cambusavie Level Crossing - Opening the Gates

£4.00 ea

Railway Poster No. 4

The Mound - When I Grow Up

£4.00 ea

Railway Poster No. 5

Embo - The Train Now Arriving

£4.00 ea

Railway Posters - Set of 5

Buy all five posters for the price of 4

Set of all five Dornoch Light Railway posters.

£16.00 ea

Lost Stations of the Far North

Highland Railway Society

The 60 page booklet covers the impact of the railway closures north of Inverness in 1960, written by Keith Fenwick, Niel Sinclair and Richard R Ardern and published by the Highland Railway Society in June 2010.   Monochrome photographs and map diagrams complement the text.   A colour map on the inside the front cover shows the Dornoch branch line and the front page monochrome photograph is of the last train from Dornoch arriving at the Mound, with a similar colour photograph on the rear cover.

£9.95 ea

Spanning the Gaps

Anne-Marie Paterson

This book tells the story of all the important viaducts and bridges on the HIghland Railway. It is copiously illustrated, including 16 photographs taken in 1864. The author has used her professional knowledge to describe the structures in detail, adding incidental details which show how the railway played its part in local life.

Not currently available.

Pioneers of the Highland Tracks

Anne-Marie Paterson

This is the story, never before published, of the lives of William and Murdoch Paterson, two of the engineers involved in the designing and building of railway tracks over some of the most difficult terrain in Britain.

£9.90 ea

The Highland Railway

Keith Fenwick and Howard Geddes

Through the selection of over 200 archive photographs and their captions, this book dipicts the rich scenery and history of the Highland Railway which stretched from Perth to Inverness and then further north to Wick and west to Kyle of Lochalsh.

£12.99 ea

The Dornoch Light Railway (booklet)

Barry C. Turner

28-page booklet with diagrams and photographs.

A history of a Highland branch line.

Not currently available.

Locomotives of the Highland Railway

J. Christopher and C. McCutcheon

A facinating new archive of the Highland Railway's locomotives featuring over 150 photographs and images.

£14.99 ea

Lairds in Waiting

Anne-Mary Paterson


This book explores the facilities provided for the Lairds by Highland Railway in return for allowing the lines to pass through their land.

Following a brief history of the family, each chapter goes on to explore in a wider context the development opportunities that occured because of the arrival of the railway and ends with a description of the stations.

£9.90 ea


Postcard of the painting 'The Morning Train' by David Mahoney

£0.40 ea

Child's train whistle

House of Marbles

Child's wooden toy steam train whistle.
Age 18 months +

£4.00 ea

Rail cards Branch Lines in the Highlands

Joanes Publications

Set of 6 black & white postcards and 3 further cover photos from 9 Branch Lines in the Highlands: 
Gleneagles - Crieff                            Killin Junction - KIllin            Killin - Loch Tay      Connel Ferry - Ballachulish             Ballinluig - Aberfeldy            Aberdeen - Ballater
Boat of Garten - Craigellachie        Muir of Ord - Fortrose         The Mound - Dornoch
(Includes map and further information inside cover)                   

£2.50 ea

Rail cards Inverness to Wick and Thurso Steam

Joanes Publications

Set of 6 black and white postcards and a further 3 cover photos from the Inverness to Wick and Thurso line (includes map and further information inside cover)

£2.50 ea

Rail cards Inverness to Kyle Line Steam

Joanes Publications

Set of 6 black and white postcards with 3 further cover photos from the Inverness to Kyle line (includes map and further information inside cover)

£2.50 ea

Rail cards West Highland Line Steam

Joanes Publications

Set of 6 black and white postcards and 3 further cover photos from the West Highland line (with map and further information inside cover)

£2.50 ea

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