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 A special Sunday and Public Holiday service also operates (Withdrawn with effect 17/04/2011).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.

Should you wish to donate money to help us please either forward a cheque (payable to 'Yeovil Railway Centre') or use PayPal.


FORTHCOMING EVENTS (2016) 12/01/2016 more events to be uploaded. Please check back!-

(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!!

- Our Facebook page.

13 MarchSunday






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 £8.00 adult for those UK taxpayers eligible and willing to add a voluntary donation to enable us to claim valuable Gift Aid (your admission is then worth £10) , otherwise £7 adult, Children £4.00 (Gift Aid) otherwise £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free. More details will be given on arrival.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10.30am 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).
27 March

28 March
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday







Steam Train Day & Easter Egg Hunt 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 £8.00 adult for those UK taxpayers eligible and willing to add a voluntary donation to enable us to claim valuable Gift Aid (your admission is then worth £10) , otherwise £7 adult, Children £4.00 (Gift Aid) otherwise £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free. More details will be given on arrival.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10.30am 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).
3 AprilSunday






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 £8.00 adult for those UK taxpayers eligible and willing to add a voluntary donation to enable us to claim valuable Gift Aid (your admission is then worth £10) , otherwise £7 adult, Children £4.00 (Gift Aid) otherwise £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free. More details will be given on arrival.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10.30am 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).
17 AprilSunday






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 £8.00 adult for those UK taxpayers eligible and willing to add a voluntary donation to enable us to claim valuable Gift Aid (your admission is then worth £10) , otherwise £7 adult, Children £4.00 (Gift Aid) otherwise £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free. More details will be given on arrival.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10.30am and train rides start at 11am. Close at 4pm).

Regular Train Days are held March to October

Meet a Character today! - More details soon.

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).
1 MaySunday






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 £8.00 adult for those UK taxpayers eligible and willing to add a voluntary donation to enable us to claim valuable Gift Aid (your admission is then worth £10) , otherwise £7 adult, Children £4.00 (Gift Aid) otherwise £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free. More details will be given on arrival.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10.30am 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).
7 May
8 May
Saturday
Sunday
Model Railway Exhibition
Two day Model Railway Exhibition. Admission (inc Members) £3 Adult, £1 Child aged 5-15. Younger Children FREE.

On Sunday 8 May we will also operate diesel rides and a Miniature Railway both with unlimited rides.
This option including admission to Model Railway Exhibition £5 adult, £2 Child (aged 5-15).
22 MaySunday






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 £8.00 adult for those UK taxpayers eligible and willing to add a voluntary donation to enable us to claim valuable Gift Aid (your admission is then worth £10) , otherwise £7 adult, Children £4.00 (Gift Aid) otherwise £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free. More details will be given on arrival.
One Child (aged 5-15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. (Gate open at 10.30am 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).
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Santa Specials are being run on Sunday 04 December, Sunday 11 December, Saturday 17 December, Sunday 18 December and Friday 23 December 2016.
Please CLICK HERE for full details and how to book Bookings will open later in 2016.
Updated(29/12/15).

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 2015 Santa Specials (and Visitors comments) please CLICK HERE, 2014 Santa Specials please CLICK HERE, 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.
28 DecemberWednesday






Steam Train Day-Mince Pie Special 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.

Other attractions include a Miniature Railway (unlimited rides included, subject to weather), Shop, Light Refreshments, Model Railway and exhibits and displays.

Admission (including Steam Train 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 10.30am and train rides start at 11am. Close at 4pm).

Regular Train Days are held March to October

Free Mince Pie with every cup of tea or coffee purchased whilst stocks last!

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).
2017
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.


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UPDATED 12 January 2016. 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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