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Bowes Railway

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Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE9 7QJ

1½ miles

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bowesrailway.uk

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4ft 8½in

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The only operational preserved standard gauge rope-hauled railway in the world. The Springwell site is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year. Trains operate on selected Sundays and special days as advertised.

The whole railway, including the buildings, machinery and rolling stock is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is managed by the Bowes Railway Company Ltd. (Registered Charity Number 511961) on behalf of the current owners, Sunderland City Council and Gateshead Council.