Bowes Railway


World's only standard gauge rope-hauled railway. Exhibition of mining memorabilia, guided tours available. Steam train rides on advertised operating days and historic colliery wagon displays. Two steam locomotives and three industrial diesels on site, also a number of underground colliery locomotives. Site open MON/TUES/THURSDAYS 9.30am to 4pm. Other days by arrangement.

Contact Information

Springwell Village.
  0191 4161847
  Visit the Bowes Railway website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Access available to most parts of the site in respect of disabled visitors.
Opening Times : Telephone to check details of opening times or prices (answer machine service). Better to use the email address which is checked daily.
Last Admission : Visitors are asked to arrive no later than 3pm on open days.
Admission Prices : Donation. A small charge on train running days.

Location Information