During the early 1900s there was prohibition in Wick - meaning it was dry during the height of the Herring Boom. Wick was thriving and had 1000s of thirsty fish workers descend on it during the Herring Season. Lybster, the fishing port (which today is a small village of around 1100 inhabitants) was NOT dry. In fact it had 3 pubs.
How did the herring workers, curers, Cooper's and Fisherman get to the pub?
Well luckily they built a train line specially for it.
the Lybster train. It had 5 stops. And it is said, to always be filled by drinkers going to/returning from the pub.
This poem, read by the Lybster Fishermen George Carter details the joy of the Lybster train.