Bowes railway station

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Bowes
Bowes railway station.jpg
The remains of Bowes railway station in 1996.
Location
Place Bowes
Area County Durham
Operations
Original company SD&LUR
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
1861 Opened
1962 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Bowes railway station was situated on the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway between Barnard Castle and Kirkby Stephen East. It served the village of Bowes. The station opened to passenger traffic on 26 March 1861, and closed on 22 January 1962.

The site today[edit]

The station buildings are now (2008) in an extreme state of dereliction. A large farm shed covers a portion of the platforms and yard.

The signal box, which for many years after closure was hidden away inside the farm shed, was dismantled by the Eden Valley Railway on 10 and 11 May 1997,[1] and is in storage, awaiting reconstruction at some future point along their line.

The trackbed westwards of the station (towards Stainmore Summit) is covered by the re-aligned A66 road.

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  • Walton, Peter (1992). The Stainmore & Eden Valley Railways. Oxford Publishing Co. ISBN 0-86093-306-7. 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory Of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. 
  • British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer. Ian Allan Publishing. 1997 [1958]. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. 
  1. ^ Edition 9, Summer 1997, 'Online' - The Official Journal Of The Eden Valley Railway Society

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Barras   South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway   Lartington

Coordinates: 54°31′11″N 2°00′27″W / 54.5197°N 2.0076°W / 54.5197; -2.0076