Bowes Railway


Bowes Railway was originally built by George Stephenson in 1826 to transport coal from pits in north west Durham to boats on the River Tyne at Jarrow. The railway was bought by the Bowes family in 1850, who operated it until it was nationalised in 1947. Bowes Railway is the only preserved rope-hauled railway in the world. There is a museum at Springwell based around the original waggonshop and blacksmiths buildings and steam engines are operated by volunteer enthusiasts.

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Coffee Pot No.1 at Bowes Railway

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578931:Bowes Railway Museum Gateshead unknown 1990

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In motion

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Steam hauled coal train on the Bowes Railway, Springwell

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Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 saddle tank number 22

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Bowes Railway

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Bowes Railway - official Website

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Bowes Railway at Springwell

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Winding House. Bowes Railway

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Bowes Line (1975)

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Disused Bowes Railway

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