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Yeovil Railway Centre

South West Main Line Steam Company, Yeovil Junction Station, Stoford, BA22 9UU

Yeovil Railway Centre

Description

Yeovil Railway Centre was formed in 1994 to preserve the original Southern Railway turntable installed in the late 1940’s and to provide facilities for main line steam. Since then the turntable has been overhauled and visitors can watch, from a special viewing platform, the spectacle of large steam engines being turned and serviced when they call at Yeovil Junction.

An Andrew Barclay steam engine ‘Lord Fisher’ is currently operational and provides the power for public rides on the demonstration line of 1/3 mile approx. Visitors ride either in a historic brake van or in a coach. During these Steam Days, Miniature and Model Railways are normally available together with light refreshments. There are several industrial diesels on site.

Special Events (including Model Railway, Tractors and Halloween) operate on a regular basis and of course our ever-popular Santa Specials are run in December (pre-book!). 

Our Shop not only has gifts but also DVDs, new and a large selection of second hand books and other railway related items. The Shop is open during events and also Sunday mornings (10am to noon, except Christmas and New Year). 

A 1864 built Transfer Shed acts as our Visitor Centre and Café. A reminder of the days when the Great Western Railway’s Broad and other Companies Standard Gauges met and the requirement for the transfer of goods between wagons. It is a very atmospheric building which is also used for meetings and exhibitions.

The Charity is run by a friendly group of volunteers who endeavour to make our visitors as welcome as possible. Please see our website for up to date details of when we are open and what's happening!


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Opening Hours

January to December

(Opening)
 

Pricing

Adult

(Per Ticket)

£8.00

Child

(Per Ticket)

£4.00

Concession

(Per Ticket)

£10.00

Adult

(Per Ticket)

£11.00

Facilities

CATERING

    CHILDREN & INFANTS

      ESTABLISHMENT FEATURES

        KEY FEATURES

          PARKING & TRANSPORT

            PET INFORMATION

              SPECIALIST FEATURES

                TOURS & DEMONSTRATIONS

                  TRAVEL & TRADE

                    • Demonstrations Given

                    • Dogs Accepted

                    • Educational Visits Accepted

                    • Event venue

                    • Family Fun

                    • Groups accepted

                    • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

                    • In countryside

                    • Indoor Attraction

                    • Marketed towards families

                    • On site parking

                    • On-Site café/restaurant

                    • Outdoor Attraction

                    • Smoking Some Areas

                    • Toilets

                    Road Directions

                    Follow signs to Yeovil Juction Railway station. (Not Yeovil Pen Mill).

                    Public Transport Directions

                    By Rail - Alight at Yeovil Juction (Waterloo - Salisbury - Exeter Line) - 100 yard walk.

                    By Bus - 1/2 hourly servce from Yeovil Bus station. (Mon to Sat until early evening operated by South West Coaches.100 yard walk. No Sunday or Bank Holiday service.

                    Contact

                    Yeovil Railway Centre
                    South West Main Line Steam Company
                    Yeovil Junction Station
                    Stoford
                    Yeovil
                    BA22 9UU
                    United Kingdom


                    T: 01935 410420

                    E: yeovilrailway@hotmail.com

                    Facebook: @events/901674223269612/



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