Although the Vale of Evesham is generally considered to be the area between Bredon Hill and the Cotswolds, I have taken
a more generous approach to the area involved in this section of the website. It covers the area from Redditch in the north to
Cheltenham in the south and Worcester Shrub Hill in the West to Moreton-in-the-Marsh in the east.
Credit must also go to my father,
Mr John Kyte (who I consider to be the co-author of this site), who has granted me use of his collection of books on the subject,
his memories of growing up next to the railway lines in Evesham, some of which have now been published in his own words on the site, and a
few of his photographs.
The 2012 rebuild of the site saw updates to the timelines of "Moreton to Worcester" and "Stratford
to Cheltenham", updated (and in some cases, new) photography of the principle stations in the area, and a couple of new items in the
"Other Items of Interest" section. As with "Railways of the Forest of Dean", the individual line diagrams have been replaced
with Google Maps, although in some cases "Educated Guesswork" has been applied to routes and station locations, particularly on the
Redditch to Ashchurch line. I've also extended the area covered slightly to include all of the section of the Stratford and
Midland Junction Railway from Fenny Compton to Broom Junction. I have, however, taken the decision to remove the "Evesham Tour"
in order to concentrate on other areas.
Further work in early 2015 has seen some timeline updates, and some tidying-up.
I've also moved the area diagram onto this page in order to be able to resize the site pages. I had intended to set this
site up with its own domain name at the beginning of 2015, but for various reasons this has not been implemented as of March 2016.
In the decade or so since I started this site, the outlook for the railways of the Vale of Evesham has become more positive.
The section from Evesham to Moreton was doubled in 2011, and despite the landslips of 2010, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire
Railway continues to expand. I for one hope this trend continues.
Railways of The Vale of Evesham
Area Diagram of the Railways of the Vale of Evesham (Not to Scale)