The railway is run by volunteers. A huge task for a very important industrial monument. The railway receives no funding for running costs and relies on raising money through events, sales and, very importantly, donations from well-wishers.
If you would care to donate, make cheques payable to Bowes Railway Company ( Charity No.511961 and Company No. 1530579) and send to Bowes Railway Co., Springwell Village, Gateshead NE9 7QJ.