NZ2858 : Bowes Railway Museum, Springwell

taken 3 months ago, near to Wrekenton, Gateshead, Great Britain

Bowes Railway Museum, Springwell
Bowes Railway Museum, Springwell
Bowes Railway was originally built by George Stephenson in 1826 to transport coal from pits in north-west Durham to boats on the River Tyne at Jarrow. The railway was bought by the Bowes family in 1850, who operated it until it was nationalised in 1947. Bowes Railway is the only preserved rope-hauled railway in the world. There is a museum at Springwell based around the original waggonshop and blacksmiths buildings and steam engines are operated by volunteer enthusiasts.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 June, 2018   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 30 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Museum 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2845 5886 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:55.4176N 1:33.4580W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 28444 58865
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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