Heading towards Snowshill Manor recently, I was reminded of my visit to the Evesham Country Park in Worcestershire 5 years ago in August 2014, when I saw the Evesham Vale Light Railway. It's not far from the A435 and A46 route from the Maypole, going past Alcester. At the time was in the country park for a few hours before heading onto Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds.

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Evesham Vale Light Railway in the Evesham Country Park (August 2014)





Heading towards Snowshill Manor recently, I was reminded of my visit to the Evesham Country Park in Worcestershire 5 years ago in August 2014, when I saw the Evesham Vale Light Railway. It's not far from the A435 and A46 route from the Maypole, going past Alcester. At the time was in the country park for a few hours before heading onto Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds.


Five years ago back in August 2014, was on the way for an outing to Bourton-on-the-Water. We stopped for a few hours in the Evesham Country Park for around 2 and a half hours. While in the park I saw the Evesham Vale Light Railway. If you are in a car or on a coach, you head down the A435 and the A46 from the Maypole in Birmingham, heading down the Hollywood Bypass. On the way you pass Studley, Coughton and Alcester before getting to near Evesham.

For my Bourton-on-the-Water post on BRUM! follow this link BRUM! at the Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.

This place is also home to The Valley Evesham, an outlet shopping park. It's probably changed in the 5 years since I was last there.

 

This sign tells you that you can take the train through the old apple orchards to the picnic and viewing area. You can break your journey any time walking through the countryside before later returning by the train.

Exmoor 0-4-0STT St. Egwin with several carriages behind it.

Close up of  Exmoor 0-4-0STT St. Egwin (at the front). Here you see it had three carriages behind that you can ride on.

No 2 at the back, then No 8 in the middle. No 1 carriage at the front behind St. Egwin.

Another look at Exmoor 0-4-0STT St. Egwin. It was stationary.

First look at the station with a carriage you can ride on. At the front was Severn Lamb 0-6-0STT Dougal. Seen at Twyford Station.

Severn Lamb 0-6-0STT Dougal seen in Twyford Station with passengers ready to go.

A close up of Dougal at Twyford Station. Excited kids can't wait to ride this train!

The light steam engine Dougal is now on the way up the lin with several carriages full of passengers behind.

Dougal and the carriages were quite small, maybe half the size of a full size steam locomotive. Also the rail gauge was much smaller.

Close up of Dougal as it passed me on the path I was walking on at the time.

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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