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.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3807415
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2014-01-08