Bowes Railway Path at Kibblesworth

  • Description

    "Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway built to carry coal from the pits at Dipton to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section was designed by George Stephenson and opened on 17 January 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways. The railway remained virtually intact until 1968. Between 1968 and 1974, most of the line was closed. The path following the line of the railway has now been designated as Regional Route 11 of the National Cycle Network. The path is also designated as part of the Great North Forest Heritage Trail. As can be seen here, the path sustained severe storm damage in 2012 and is due to be repaired and upgraded." Photo by Oliver Dixon, 2014.
  • Owner

    Oliver Dixon
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 10 months ago
    Viewed: 625 times
    Picture Taken: 2014-01-08
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