At the height of the railway era, the Scottish Highlands had a total of 183 railway stations, serving some of the most remote parts of the United Kingdom. Road transport was virtually non-existent and, if it didn't have one already, every village wanted its own station. Today there are just sixty-eight left to cover this vast area, but unlike other parts of the country, the prospects are good for an upturn in railway use. Some stations have been reopened and, just as they were a hundred years ago, railways continue to be a major lifeline for the economies of Caithness and Sutherland. This collection of fifty-two period photographs, ranging from the 1880s through to the 1960s and accompanied by a line-by-line history, recalls many past sights and locations.