158713 Meikle Ferry 19 April 2003

158713 passes the site of Meikle Ferry station on 19 April 2003 with the 06:29 Wick to Aberdeen ScotRail service. This tiny bridge once carried the road to the Dornoch Ferry, the only means of crossing the Dornoch Firth before the building of the road bridge in 1991. Prior to that road traffic was forced to take the long inland detour via Bonar Bridge. The railway still has an even longer detour via Lairg. Meikle Ferry station was once the temporary terminus of the line, and closed as long ago as 1869! The station building can be seen in the background.