Scotscalder Request Stop

  • Published on Jun 24, 2019
  • Found myself on the Far North Line in Scotland after completing Lands Ends to John O'Groats (video to follow), but it seemed rude not to do a request stop whilst there!
    Say HELLO to Scotscalder, which is also Britain's 12th least used station, and maybe this will also count as a 'Least Used Station in Highlands' video, just as soon as I've worked out the best way to approach Scotland! In the meantime, it gets done as part of my Request Stop series ...

Comments • 305

  • the boss
    the boss 9 days ago

    Please wait

  • Ian Mcclavin
    Ian Mcclavin 21 day ago

    21st October 2019 - just travelled through Scotscalder, and you'll be pleased to hear that the missing large old platform sign has been reinstated- I was travelling too fast to take a photo unfortunately..

  • Henrys Adventures
    Henrys Adventures 23 days ago

    Another great video! I love those stations so far from anywhere!

  • Kiyomi W
    Kiyomi W Month ago

    Geoff wishing he didn't turn the help button on, now that's more annoying than lawnmowers 😂😂

  • The Transport Gamer
    The Transport Gamer 2 months ago +1

    In the All the Stations episode when you go through this station, the Heritage sign is still there.

  • Aidan Macgregor
    Aidan Macgregor 2 months ago

    Shout out for thurso!! My town 😂😂

  • David Rogers
    David Rogers 3 months ago

    ....and 4 days later, the information point was still beeping! :o)

  • lemoncloud GT
    lemoncloud GT 3 months ago

    Did u make ur connection Geoff

  • Martin Swain
    Martin Swain 3 months ago +1

    “Railway Cottage, A brand new house”, Ha Ha Ha! It was brand new in 1874. Originally two separate railway workers cottages built in the same year that the railway opened. In 1988 the two semi-detached cottages were sold for private residential use by the British Railways Property Board and then during the early 1990's they were converted into one large cottage with the luxury of an indoor privy.
    How do I know this? Simples, I live in it and have the paper records!

  • George Groves
    George Groves 3 months ago

    Honestly I’ve pressed several help points none of them usually work so I was completely shocked when I was at Long Preston station on the settle to Carlisle line and the customer service lady responded. I then had to make up a request while a man with two dogs stated me down in the opposite platfrok

  • phil evans
    phil evans 4 months ago

    The wife & I like to get up to Caithness every year if we can Geoff....I love this video of yours, and plan to get over to Scotscalder to get a few snaps in while there of this amazing little BUS STOP STATUS station which is kept in IMMACULATE condition. The FAR NORTH line is an engineering masterpiece, and it's importance in these parts can NEVER be underestimated !!!

  • Mr Someone
    Mr Someone 4 months ago +2

    People at remote station with

  • Andrea Woelke
    Andrea Woelke 4 months ago +1

    I was waiting to see if the train managed to stop so that the steps would like up with the door! Did they?

    • Martin Swain
      Martin Swain 3 months ago +1

      Nope, the train never stops in-line with steps. They are heavily weighted to stop them blowing away in the strong winds we get here, and you are most likely give yourself a double hernia if you try to lift them. Another big bad ScotRail joke.

  • Ross Mcqueen
    Ross Mcqueen 4 months ago +1

    Can you do the tyne and wear metro?

  • Nick Hiscock
    Nick Hiscock 4 months ago

    If you want a remote station that are "on request stops" try Darnick station on NSW Trainlink Broken Hill line. The train is weekly and is hundreds of kilometres from any towns. OR Give Duchess station a go on Queensland Rails Mount Isa line. The train is twice weekly and again is hundreds of kilometres from any towns.

  • Hell Yeah
    Hell Yeah 4 months ago

    I think the least station is in South Wales. ...port Talbot docklands somewhere. ...👍👍👍👍

  • Grant Rennie
    Grant Rennie 4 months ago

    Why are the comments disabled on your newest video? I wanted to mention that on your led matrix departure display the train shown is the Glasgow to Oban train service.

  • brammyd1
    brammyd1 4 months ago

    Love the cutaway of you talking to a bin, Geoff !

  • Ming Hong Lim
    Ming Hong Lim 4 months ago

    Hi Geoff Marshall, DoubleDeckerAnton 1 of the London Bus Driver making FLash-player Video want to do a Collaboration Video with you and put it in both FLash-player Channel.

  • CaptAdventurer
    CaptAdventurer 4 months ago +10

    The subtitles on the video 6:15 say [music] when the help point starts beeping!

  • Iain Shepherd
    Iain Shepherd 4 months ago

    Local map with distances in km - Is that common for Scotland?

  • Nick Hiscock
    Nick Hiscock 4 months ago +1

    Don't you need to book in advance for these on request stop?

  • Antonodu
    Antonodu 4 months ago +1

    The information help point is still beeping till today

  • Oli
    Oli 4 months ago +1

    That beeping is something nightmares are made of

  • Jeri Hanlon
    Jeri Hanlon 4 months ago +1

    i have absolutely no interest in trains whatsoever and yet here I am. Good video mate

  • Miller is cool
    Miller is cool 4 months ago

    3:32 There is a clock

  • Chris Hamilton
    Chris Hamilton 4 months ago +1

    When I was up there in April, a foreign fellow got on at Altnabreac with a suitcase (who knows where he had been) and didn’t tell the guard he wanted off at Scotscalder until about a mile before the station. He got a very brief telling off before the guard legged it to the cab to tell the driver.
    When we were coming home later that afternoon, he got on again and went south to Helmsdale. I think he may have been lost.

  • Rhys Roberts
    Rhys Roberts 4 months ago

    Gwersyllt - Least Used Station In Wrexham

  • Michael Boys
    Michael Boys 4 months ago

    I bet that help point is still ringing 😂😂😂

  • Steven Wrigley
    Steven Wrigley 4 months ago

    When I stayed in Morchard Bishop a couple of years ago. My friend said when the train arrives to take you home you have to stick your hand out. It was a strange feeling like I was catching a bus.

  • kacperkrakowski RBLX
    kacperkrakowski RBLX 4 months ago

    4:39 I swear I just heard *a beautiful cock*

  • Nick van Ruiven
    Nick van Ruiven 4 months ago

    Beep beep

    READYTEDDYBEAR 4 months ago +1

    Oh so it was you who pressed that button! 4 bloody days that button was beeping for 24hrs a day! Hooligan! 😜

  • Cestovatelix
    Cestovatelix 4 months ago +3

    Can I ask you? Do you want come to Prague Czech Republic?

  • Joaquin’sAviationPlanesGamer !!!

    That’s a very nice new station!

  • David Shepheard
    David Shepheard 4 months ago

    8:15 "Pudsey - Trolley - Pizza"?
    What's that about?

    • gwishart
      gwishart 4 months ago

      A reminder of the three most important things to take with you on any train journey.

  • Mark C
    Mark C 4 months ago

    We were supposed to get the Class 158s to run down here on the West Highland Line then Abellio massively backtracked and just refurbished our 156s instead,which are way too outdated.

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer 4 months ago

      156s are not much older than 158s, and have bigger windows to admire the view.

  • Mr Screamer
    Mr Screamer 4 months ago

    *Gets on train* ... "Did you push that f'ing button?"

  • Domihork
    Domihork 4 months ago

    Geoff saying "just a single platform" as if it was something strange :D You definitely should come to Czechia and take one of the "local trains" (osobní vlak). Those have a lot of request stops and they stop at the tiniest villages.

  • t uckerton
    t uckerton 4 months ago

    nice bike racks

  • Rob Knight
    Rob Knight 4 months ago

    Scotscalder is the least used station in the Highlands. In terms of how to divide up Scotland and Wales I'm using the current day divisions, that's council areas for Scotland and principal areas for Wales. When I visited Pontypool & New Inn yesterday I didn't realise I was visiting the least used station in Torfaen.

  • High Path
    High Path 4 months ago +1

    Thats a nice clock in the waiting room. Whats the Station with the less number of services (3 as opposed to 4 ! on the line?) . Did you mean Unitary Authorities (Unitarian ones would be some kind of dissenting christianish denomination)

  • David Calder
    David Calder 4 months ago +1

    Liking, for obvious reasons

  • würmtal achim
    würmtal achim 4 months ago

    You should have called custom service to let them know information is only ringing.....😊

  • Ewan Knight
    Ewan Knight 4 months ago

    Haha you think that’s a windy day in Caithness?

  • Broder Foder
    Broder Foder 4 months ago

    Scotscalder, home of the scalder of the Scot? :)

  • Tim Morgan
    Tim Morgan 4 months ago +5

    The people in that station house were having a relaxing existence until the help point started beeping forever.

  • Stanislav Kostarnov
    Stanislav Kostarnov 4 months ago

    sorry, did I see correctly that some trains head up all the way to Kyle of Lochlash? I am guessing they go via Inverness, but I do wonder as to how that would work...

    • Harlean Carpenter
      Harlean Carpenter 4 months ago

      No, Kyle line has separate train service, all services on Far North line go to Inverness. I think a long while ago some trains divided at Dingwall, but modern day trains mean that is harder to do. Thats the reason trains no longer divide at Georgemas Junction for Thurso/Wick, but run to Thurso, then back through Georgemas to Wick northbound, and vice versa southbound

  • Stephen Little
    Stephen Little 4 months ago

    Just the one then. he he.

  • caw25sha
    caw25sha 4 months ago

    You did least used London Underground stations by line so wouldn't it be logical to do National Rail the same way?
    I wonder how long it took the taxi driver to do The Knowledge in Scotscalder?

  • The Transport Gamer
    The Transport Gamer 4 months ago +1

    Scottish stations are kept very nice, even if they aren’t that used.

  • TheJamster2006
    TheJamster2006 4 months ago I have been slowly working my way through all the stations on the far north line and visited Scotscalder station at the end of 2018. The old sign must have very recently been removed as it was there 6 months ago. Great video, im from Dingwall so i hope you enjoyed my local line

  • simon mills
    simon mills 4 months ago

    How many stations have gravel platforms ?

  • Adsy125
    Adsy125 4 months ago

    If you’re going to include unitaries then you’d have to do least used Hamworthy, in the BCP area, with 160,000 uses!

    [INSERT MEME HERE] ?! 4 months ago

    Scotcalder and Coombe Junction Halt are related when it comes to the information points.

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer 4 months ago

      Maybe when you press the button at one, the phone rings at the other. That's why it takes so long to answer.

  • Gary Walker
    Gary Walker 4 months ago

    Isn't there a poem about taking a virgin train to Inverness?

  • Galvin Gaming
    Galvin Gaming 4 months ago

    Legend says that it's still connecting to the one person who was assigned to this one beeping help point, who went on holiday because he thought no-one would call help

  • Game Guild
    Game Guild 4 months ago

    I was like, cool a NS logo

  • Doctor Bonkus
    Doctor Bonkus 4 months ago +3

    I am so glad that Steve Mould made a video with you so I could find you. Such wonderful transportation videos.

  • John Still John
    John Still John 4 months ago

    How many passengers were on board...?