This book is about the railway line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso and the events of 1960, when several stations were closed, along with the branch lines to Dornoch and Fortrose.
The authors were keen to record the memories of those who remember the closures before they are forgotten. Many people responded to their requests for information and their reminiscences form a major part of the book, showing how the railway was used in the 1950s, where the passengers went and the types of freight which were handled. The book also examines the progress of the closure proposals, details the alternative services offered
and tells the story of one station which was speedily reopened. It concludes by looking at people employed on the line and how they were affected.