I wonder how many people travel passed Bowes Railway on a daily basis but never stop? I was guilty of that, daily for 5yr and recently we fixed that thanks to an open day!
The Bowes Railway was built to bring coal from the pits of Durham right down to the coast. Having grown up in Beamish, we had the remnants of ‘the line’ which now forms part of the C2C route. The same line is also still operational, at Tanfield just outside of Stanley.