Bowes Railway

Bowes Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bowes Railway, built by George Stephenson in 1826, is the world's only preserved operational standard gauge cable railway system. It was built to transport coal from Durham pits to boats on the River Tyne. Only part of the system now remains. A partnership of businessmen, including John Bowes, called the Grand Allies opened a colliery at Springwell. A new railway was needed to transport the coal to the River Tyne. The plan was to combine steam power with gravity on the inclines. The railway was designed by George Stephenson. Of a similar design was Stephenson's earlier work on the Hetton Colliery Railway which was completed in 1822.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135675230
  • 9786135675238