HOW TO FIND US AND WHAT'S HAPPENING

Our address is;

South West Main Line Steam Company
t/a Yeovil Railway Centre
Yeovil Junction Station
Stoford
Nr YEOVIL. Somerset
BA22 9UU

Our site is part of Yeovil Junction station which is served by South West Trains on the route London Waterloo-Salisbury-Yeovil Junction-Exeter. By road simply follow the signs to Yeovil Junction station, BA22 9UU from Yeovil Town centre or from A37 Dorchester-Yeovil road. Buses leave Yeovil Bus Station half hourly (Monday to Saturday but not Public Holidays) from 0632 until 1932 (South West Coaches 68). A special Sunday and Public Holiday service also operates (Withdrawn with effect 17/04/2011). The entrance to Yeovil Railway Centre is through the low bridge, half way up the Yeovil Junction station approach road.

Please do NOT cross any railway line to reach Yeovil Railway Centre but follow the directions above. Thank you for your co-operation.

For a map of the area please click the Great Britain image and you will be taken to the MultiMap website. The map scale can be amended to show a larger or smaller area if you wish.

Get the local weather forecast from the Met Office (Yeovilton) - Click on the sunny interval!





For Photos of recent events, please Click Here




Explanatory maps (by Matt Hunt) of the historical and present layouts around Yeovil (Powerpoint here) or Diagram only of Yeovil Railway Centre (Here) - Use Back Button on your computer to return here.

EverySundayOur Shop is open every Sunday from 10am to noon (except Christmas and New Year) for sale of new and second-hand Railway and other transport related books, videos and other items (including Thomas the Tank Engine).
The Shop now has a range of Model Railway items for sale and can obtain many others for collection.
The Shop is also open during visits by main line steam and Train Days. Up to date information on events is given without charge.....
WE HAVE MANY IDEAS FOR PRESENTS WITH A RAILWAY THEME FOR BOTH OLD AND YOUNG (AND THOSE IN BETWEEN).

DVD 'Steaming Through Wessex available at Shop (open every Sunday 10am to noon and during Events - except Christmas and New Year) or by Post!! Please CLICK HERE for details of this and some other items for sale.
Driver Experience
We offer good value Driver Experience events for individuals (up to 3 hours approx and great Gift idea!) or are suitable for Groups of up to 8 people (Full Day). Please get in touch if you are interested either in organising a group for a full day or perhaps preparing and driving the engine prior to one of our Train Days. More details can be found here PLEASE CLICK and you can contact us here CLICK HERE.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS (2014) -


(Times and details regularly updated when known)
Many of the following events are subject to change or cancellation. Please continue to check back for changes, deletions and maybe additions!!

Can you help us with raising funds
towards the costs of transport, repair and modification of our newly acquired coach?
If so, we will be extremely grateful!



Please CLICK HERE for more details. As an alternative to donating via cheque you can use PayPal.


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3 SeptemberWednesday
FISH
AND
CHIP
EVENING
Fish and Chip Evening. Pre-booking, payment and ordering will be required. To be held at Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction BA22 9UU.

Following on from last year’s successful evening, the Events Committee have arranged 2014’s evening for Wednesday 3 September and pre-bookings (and payment) must be received by Saturday 30 August to arrange the food!

Before food is delivered around 7.30pm, diesel rides will be operating (from 6.30pm) and after we have partaken, Roger Marsh will present two selections of film (Super 8 with sound). The first being steam in the early years of preserved main line operation (Blackmore Vale Express etc) and the second early Scottish diesels.

Please see the Menu by CLICKING HERE. Cost is £10 per person (based on Standard Cod and Standard Chips = £5.20). If the total of your food order is more than £5.20 please add the extra to the £10 (eg Plaice and Standard Chips = £6.10 so total will be £10.90). Surplus from evening to go into the Centre’s funds.

To book please email yeovilrailway@hotmail.com with details of your order.

Payment can be made by cash onsite on a Tuesday or Sunday morning, cheque by post or PayPal. Please indicate your chosen method and if by PayPal please use the donate button here:-


5 SeptemberFriday
MAIN
LINE
STEAM
Main Line Steam
Steam Dreams running 'Atlantic Coast Express' Day 1 from London Victoria - Exeter (via Yeovil Junction). Engine 34067 'Tangmere'. Arr Yeovil Junction 13.20, dep 13.28. For details of Steam Dreams please CLICK HERE
Site open for viewing - A donation of £2 per adult welcome please!
7 SeptemberSunday






Steam Train Day using Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 steam engine 'Lord Fisher' to give train rides along the 1/3rd mile of the ex-Great Western Railway Clifton Maybank branch. Passengers travel in historic brake van vehicles or coach. Trains run every 20 minutes (except for a lunch break) and
visitors can enjoy unlimited trips on the day as well as on the Miniature Railway.

Other attractions include a Shop, Light Refreshments, Model Railway and exhibits and displays (including demonstrations of the turntable).

Admission (including Steam Train and Miniature Railway rides £7 adult, Children £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10am and train rides start at 11am. Close at 4pm).

Regular Train Days are held March to October

Free parking on site (subject to availability) – go to Yeovil Junction station, BA22 9UU and turn right under the low bridge half way up the station approach road – look out for large ‘Yeovil Railway Centre’ sign and arrow!

Work by the following artist will also be on display, Sue Bowditch (Local Artist specialising in Wildlife Art).
8 SeptemberMonday
MAIN
LINE
STEAM
Main Line Steam
Steam Dreams running 'Atlantic Coast Express' Day 4 from Exeter -London Victoria (via Yeovil Junction). Engine 34067 'Tangmere' passing Yeovil Junction 16.15. For details of Steam Dreams please CLICK HERE
Site open for viewing - A donation of £2 per adult welcome please!
21 SeptemberSunday






Steam Train Day using Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 steam engine 'Lord Fisher' to give train rides along the 1/3rd mile of the ex-Great Western Railway Clifton Maybank branch. Passengers travel in historic brake van vehicles or coach. Trains run every 20 minutes (except for a lunch break) and
visitors can enjoy unlimited trips on the day as well as on the Miniature Railway.

Other attractions include a Shop, Light Refreshments, Model Railway and exhibits and displays (including demonstrations of the turntable).

Admission (including Steam Train and Miniature Railway rides £7 adult, Children £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10am and train rides start at 11am. Close at 4pm).

Regular Train Days are held March to October

Free parking on site (subject to availability) – go to Yeovil Junction station, BA22 9UU and turn right under the low bridge half way up the station approach road – look out for large ‘Yeovil Railway Centre’ sign and arrow!

Work by the following artist will also be on display, Sue Bowditch (Local Artist specialising in Wildlife Art).
2 OctoberThursday
ANNUAL
GENERAL
MEETING
Annual General Meeting
to be held at Quicksilver Mail, 168 Hendford Hill Yeovil BA20 2RG beginning at 7.30pm. Members only - please put in your diary now!
5 OctoberSunday






Steam Train Day using Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 steam engine 'Lord Fisher' to give train rides along the 1/3rd mile of the ex-Great Western Railway Clifton Maybank branch. Passengers travel in historic brake van vehicles or coach. Trains run every 20 minutes (except for a lunch break) and
visitors can enjoy unlimited trips on the day as well as on the Miniature Railway.

Other attractions include a Shop, Light Refreshments, Model Railway and exhibits and displays (including demonstrations of the turntable).

Admission (including Steam Train and Miniature Railway rides £7 adult, Children £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10am and train rides start at 11am. Last admission 4pm).

Regular Train Days are held March to October

Free parking on site (subject to availability) – go to Yeovil Junction station, BA22 9UU and turn right under the low bridge half way up the station approach road – look out for large ‘Yeovil Railway Centre’ sign and arrow!

Work by the following artist will also be on display, Sue Bowditch (Local Artist specialising in Wildlife Art).
19 OctoberSunday






Steam Train Day using Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 steam engine 'Lord Fisher' to give train rides along the 1/3rd mile of the ex-Great Western Railway Clifton Maybank branch. Passengers travel in historic brake van vehicles or coach. Trains run every 20 minutes (except for a lunch break) and
visitors can enjoy unlimited trips on the day as well as on the Miniature Railway.

Other attractions include a Shop, Light Refreshments, Model Railway and exhibits and displays (including demonstrations of the turntable).

Admission (including Steam Train and Miniature Railway rides £7 adult, Children £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10am and train rides start at 11am. Close at 4pm).

Regular Train Days are held March to October

Free parking on site (subject to availability) – go to Yeovil Junction station, BA22 9UU and turn right under the low bridge half way up the station approach road – look out for large ‘Yeovil Railway Centre’ sign and arrow!

Work by the following artist will also be on display, Sue Bowditch (Local Artist specialising in Wildlife Art).
31 OctoberFriday


Halloween Evening
Event runs from 5.30pm to 9pm.

Admission prices (TBC - a pre-booking option may be available) .

Come dressed up in your scarey outfits! Prize for scariest costume! Free Horror Bag for children! Ghostly steam train rides from the haunted house included......Halloween themed food on sale!!

**Postcode BA22 9UU – turn into Station Approach road towards Yeovil Junction – turn right approx. halfway up this road (Yeovil Railway Centre sign) but be aware of the low bridge which will not accommodate higher vehicles!
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Tuesday
Santa Specials are being run on Sunday 07 December, Sunday 14 December, Saturday 20 December, Sunday 21 December and Tuesday 23 December 2014.
Please CLICK HERE for full details and how to book
Updated(01/01/14).

The earlier you book the greater chance you have of obtaining the date and time of your choice. We cannot guarantee that spaces will be available for 'on the day' customers!! For some photos of the 2013 Santa Specials please CLICK HERE, 2012 Santa Specials please CLICK HERE, 2011 Santa Specials please CLICK HERE, 2010 CLICK HERE and 2009 CLICK HERE and use the Back Button to return here.
16 DecemberTuesday
MAIN
LINE
STEAM
Main Line Steam
Railway Touring Company running London Victoria to Sherborne (and Yeovil Jct). Times not yet available. For details of Railway Touring Company please CLICK HERE
Site open for viewing - A donation of £2 per adult welcome please!
20 DecemberSaturday
Main
Line
Steam
Main Line Steam visit by Steam Dreams with excursion London Paddington to Sherborne/Yeovil Jct. To be hauled by two Black 5 steam engines. For details of Steam Dreams CLICK HERE
2015
Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!!


ALL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILTY. ALTHOUGH WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST, WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY AS A RESULT OF THE CANCELLATION OF AN ADVERTISED EVENT OR NON AVAILABILITY OF AN ATTRACTION.


PHOTOS OF SOME RECENT EVENTS

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UPDATED 25 August 2014. No responsibility is accepted for information displayed. This is given in good faith but cannot be guaranteed. Errors can be made, details may change and cancellations occur at very short notice.

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