Bowes Railway

Bowes Railway

In light of the most recent government measures to control the spread of Covid-19 virus Bowes Railway will be closed to the public until further notice. 

Originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section, designed by George Stephenson was opened in January 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways. Bowes Railway is believed to be the only operational preserved gauge rope-hauled railway in the world.

Take a guided tour of the railway site at 10.00am & 3.00pm or take a self-guided tour.  See mining displays and blacksmithing demonstrations as well as diesel shunting. 

There is a variety of events programme throughout the year watch this space for more information!

 

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