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 A special Sunday and Public Holiday service also operates (Withdrawn with effect 17/04/2011).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 Google Maps website. The map scale can be amended to show a larger or smaller area if you wish.

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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.

Shop Open every Sunday
10am to noon and as detailed below during Events

(but closed over Christmas & New Year).

Site Open for Static Viewing
on Sunday mornings and
during the Public Events detailed below.
Our 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 (2018)

(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.

2018Our full events programme for 2018 is now posted (although some events have details to be added nearer the time).
08 SeptemberSaturday
DIESEL
EXCURSION
Diesel Excursion
NOTE-YEOVIL PEN MILL (not Junction) - for information. Pathfinder Tours running from Midlands to Weymouth via Yeovil Pen Mill and returning via Bournemouth. Times at Yeovil Pen Mill booked as 11.56 to 12.09 but engines planned as 2 x Class 50. For details of Pathfinder Tours please CLICK HERE .
16 SeptemberSunday

'Lord Fisher'


Miniature Railway


Model Railway


Driver Experience
Pre-booked
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. Coach is accessible via ramp for standard size Wheelchair and other users.

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 planned 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 £9.00 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 £11.25), otherwise £8 adult, Children £4.50 (Gift Aid) otherwise £4.00 (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. Last admission 3.30pm. Close at 4pm).

Regular Train Days are held March to October.

A Minion 'Character' will be making an appearance today!

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!

Driver Experience events prior to our Steam Train Days are available by pre-booking. See HERE for full details. Special arrangements can be made for groups of 4 to 8.

22 September
23 September
Saturday
Sunday
CRAFT
WEEKEND
Craft Weekend.
We regret that due to illness this event has been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment.

30 SeptemberSunday

'Lord Fisher'


Miniature Railway


Model Railway


Driver Experience
Pre-booked
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. Coach is accessible via ramp for standard size Wheelchair and other users.

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 planned 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 £9.00 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 £11.25), otherwise £8 adult, Children £4.50 (Gift Aid) otherwise £4.00 (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. Last admission 3.30pm. 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!

Driver Experience events prior to our Steam Train Days are available by pre-booking. See HERE for full details. Special arrangements can be made for groups of 4 to 8.

23 OctoberTuesday
MAIN
LINE
STEAM
Main Line Steam
60163 'Tornado's 10th Birthday anniversary tour overnights at Yeovil Junction. Times not yet known. For details of Golden Eagle Luxury Trains please CLICK HERE

Train cancelled due to insufficient bookings
27 OctoberSaturday


Halloween Evening
(Steam Train, spooky goings-on, Party time!) Event runs from 5.00pm to 9pm. (Train operates until 8.30pm)

Admission prices, including members, are £5 pre-booked, each adult/child and paid min 24 hours in advance. or £6 on the evening, each adult/child subject to still being availability as numbers will be limited. (one Under 5 will be admitted FREE with a paying adult). A £1 fee per booking will be added to help cover the PayPal charge.

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


Pre-book and pay in advance by CLICKING HERE.
This is an automated booking service and you can either print your tickets or save the booking on a mobile to show us at the gate on the evening. You can also pay at the Shop (from late September - not yet available)- open every Sunday 10am to noon or longer when other events are running.

If you do not wish to pay via PayPal please complete and send the Booking Form advance HERE . and indicate in the Additional Comments section how you wish to make payment. We will then advise alternative methods. Note that Card Payments and PayPal will attract a £1 additional charge to help cover Bank charges.
Any queries please 'phone (from 17 September) 07501 189065 (leave message if necessary) or email yeovilrailway@hotmail.com - please include a telephone number in your message!

**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!
31 OctoberWednesday


Halloween Evening
(Steam Train, spooky goings-on, visit the Dungeon if you dare. Prizes for best costumes!) Event runs from 5.00pm to 9pm. (Train operates until 8.30pm)

Admission prices, including members, are £5 pre-booked, each adult/child and paid min 24 hours in advance. or £6 on the evening, each adult/child subject to still being availability as numbers will be limited. (one Under 5 will be admitted FREE with a paying adult). A £1 fee per booking will be added to help cover the PayPal charge.

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


Pre-book and pay in advance by CLICKING HERE.
This is an automated booking service and you can either print your tickets or save the booking on a mobile to show us at the gate on the evening. You can also pay at the Shop (from late September - not yet available)- open every Sunday 10am to noon or longer when other events are running.

If you do not wish to pay via PayPal please complete and send the Booking Form advance HERE . and indicate in the Additional Comments section how you wish to make payment. We will then advise alternative methods. Note that Card Payments and PayPal will attract a £1 additional charge to help cover Bank charges.
Any queries please 'phone (from 17 September) 07501 189065 (leave message if necessary) or email yeovilrailway@hotmail.com - please include a telephone number in your message!

**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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December
09
December
16
December
22
December
23
December
Sunday

Sunday

Sunday

Saturday

Sunday
Santa Specials are being run on Sunday 02 December, Sunday 09 December, Sunday 16 December, Saturday 22 December and Sunday 23 December 2017.
Please CLICK HERE for full details and how to book Bookings now open!!.
Updated(30/08/2018).

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 2017 Santa Specials please CLICK HERE, 2016 Santa Specials CLICK HERE, 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.
11 DecemberTuesday
MAIN
LINE
STEAM
Main Line Steam
Railway Touring Company running London to Sherborne and Yeovil Junction. Times and locomotive not yet known. For details of Railway Touring Company please CLICK HERE
Site open for viewing with Refreshments and Shop - Donation of £2 per adult welcome please!
17 DecemberMonday
MAIN
LINE
STEAM
Main Line Steam
running London to Sherborne and Yeovil Junction. Times arr 14.25, dep 17.40 (provisional), engine not yet known. Site open for viewing with Refreshments and Shop - Admission of £2 per adult welcome please!
For details of Steam Dreams please CLICK HERE
20 DecemberThursday
MAIN
LINE
STEAM
Main Line Steam
running London to Sherborne and Yeovil Junction. Details not yet known but 35028 'Clan Line' expected for turning/servicing. Site open for viewing with Refreshments and Shop - Admission of £2 per adult welcome please!
30 DecemberSunday



Steam Train Day-Mince Pie Special using Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 steam engine 'Lord Fisher' or Peckett 'Pectin' 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 £8 adult, Children £4.00 (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!



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

Please Click here to see a gallery of pictures.



UPDATED 07 September 2018. 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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