Bowes Railway

  • Posted On: 19 January 2019
  • Author: Fusion Admin
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Bowes Railway

Built by George Stephenson in 1826, the Bowes Railway is the only operational standard gauge cable railway system in the world and previously transported coal from Durham to the Tyne.  The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is now open for tours and the museum is home to another project by Fusion.

The museum itself is situated in the Springwell workshops and is the location for the installations created by Fusion.  The project included the fitting of three 48” HD screens along with speakers to display videos about engineering work which was, and is still performed in these buildings.

The Waggonshop and blacksmiths are also open to visitors and the site is open the first weekend of each month and every week Thursday, Friday and Saturday for static display and tours.