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Yeovil Railway Centre

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


Originally formed in 1994 to preserve the original turntable, the Centre has grown to offer Steam and Diesel days, special events, Shop and Café, and welcomes the occasional main line steam engine. Please check days we open and what’s happening.

Yeovil Railway Centre

The Southern Railway turntable installed in 1947 has been overhauled and visitors can watch the spectacle of large steam engines being turned and serviced.

A Peckett steam engine ‘Pectin’ is currently operational and provides the power for public rides on the demonstration line of around 1/3rd mile. Visitors ride in a historic brake van or in a coach. During these events, both Miniature and Model Railways are normally available together with light refreshments and the Shop. Demonstration of the turntable is often given.

There are several Industrial diesels on site, one of which is used on our Diesel Days.

Special events (including Model Railways, Tractors, Halloween and Characters) operate on a regular basis and of course our ever-popular Santa Specials are run in December – pre-booking essential to avoid disappointment. We offer pre-booked Driver Experience -see website.

Our Shop has ‘Thomas’ and other children’s gifts for sale as well as a large selection of books (new and second hand) and lots of other railway related items. The Shop opens every Sunday (except Christmas and New Year) from 10am to 12 noon and longer during most events.

A historic 1864 built Transfer Shed acts as home to our Visitor Centre and Café, Museum area and Signalling exhibiton. Can be hired for meetings etc.

The Charity is run by a friendly group of volunteers who endeavour to make our visitors as welcome as possible. Please remember to check our website of Facebook for when we are open and what’s happening!

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Opening Hours

Important to check dates and times via website or Facebook as these vary.


Please check website for admission prices for individual events. Situated adjacent to Yeovil Junction Station (Waterloo-Salisbury-Exeter line) 150 metre walk.









                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 Junction Railway station. (Not Yeovil Pen Mill).

                    Public Transport Directions

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

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


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

                    T: 01935 410420



                    Facebook: @yeovilrc/

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