South West Main Line Steam Company                        72C
Yeovil Railway Centre
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Yeovil Railway Centre

as a member and give us a hand!!. Get in touch, though the Contact and Links page and let us know what you would like to do. We need volunteers in all areas from assisting at events to painters, carpenters, anyone who will get their hands dirty.

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Our steam engine Pectin is normally in operation during Train Days with the public riding in an historic brake van
Steam hauled
train rides

A Miniature Railway is normally an added attraction during Train Days

Visits by Main Line Steam. See the turning from our special viewing platform.
Main Line Steam

Prints by the famous painter Terence Cuneo can be found in the Art Gallery

Work by Sue Bowditch and other artists are also shown in the Art Gallery
Art Gallery

The Visitor Centre contains an exhibition of railwayana and acts as a Cafe offering Light Refreshments
Visitor Centre/

We have National Railway Museum wagons on display.
National Railway Museum wagons
Class 50 50050 Fearless is undergoing restoration.
50050 Fearless

We hold special events during the year such as a Miniature Railway day. See Whats On for the up to date details.
Special Events

The turntable is used to turn main line steam and is also demonstrated during Train Days.

Ruston and Fowler industrial diesels have been lovingly restored
Industrial diesel


Button Whats on and How to find Yeovil Railway Centre

* Shop is open every Sunday from 10 am to noon (except Christmas/New Year) and during Events. CLICK HERENew

Events for 2010/How to find us including Santa Specials on Thursday 23 December! Please note that Thursday's event is running as planned (update Wed 22/12/10) and that some space is available on a first come basis (follow link to check times). Also note that possibly the best way to get to Yeovil Junction from Yeovil is to go down the A37 Dorchester Road, past the Red House and over the railway bridge (CARE temporary traffic lights). Then turn left immediately afterwards (marked Stoford and Yeovil Junction). This road is on the treated road network whilst Newton Road (direct from Yeovil Town Centre) is not). From the Dorchester direction turn right before reaching the railway bridge and temporary traffic lights! Please wear warm clothing and suitable footwear for snow/ice. Do not rush and allow plenty of time - if you are late do not worry - we will sort it!! CLICK HERE (Updated 22 December 2010)
(Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction Railway Station, Stoford, Yeovil BA22 9UU).

* NewAvailable either from Shop or by post are the following which were launched at Yeovil150. New DVD including Archive footage of Yeovil Junction, and a Book telling how it was working on the local railways (little romance!) and our own booklet detailing the history of Yeovil Junction. To view CLICK HERE We also have copies of Yeovil 150 Years of Railways Only a few copies are now left of this last book. CLICK HERE for details and a few of our other offerings.

* History of the Transfer Shed (now our Visitor Centre, Exhibition area and Cafe). CLICK HERENew The building is very suitable for wedding receptions, exhibitions, meetings etc. Please get in touch via Contacts and Links page. for letting details.

* Photo Section CLICK HERE Updated 21 December 2010
Lots of photos from 1986 to 2002 added and a large number of black and white pictures from the Company's early days.!

17 & 18 July 2010 - Photos of this great event are now on-line!

Button Sue Bowditch & Cuneo Art Gallery
Sue Bowditch
* We are delighted to welcome Sue Bowditch who displays her own work and items from Cuneo Fine Arts (who sell prints by the famous railway artist Terence Cuneo). Please click here for more details and when the gallery is open.

Button Background to Yeovil Railway Centre

History from 1993 to date Updated 31 January 2005

Why 72C? - Please CLICK HERE and use Back Button to return 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 to return here.

Button Locomotives and Rolling Stock

Engines and stock you may see Updated 10 March 2009

Button Driver Experience

Have a go at preparing, firing and driving a steam engine (or give a course as a present!)

Button Membership Details

Join us. Every new member helps us improve facilities for main line steam and for the general public!

Button Contact us and Links

Form to email us. Also links to local places of interest and railway websites

Button Railtour Operators - Information

Why you should come to the Yeovil Railway Centre and what services we can provide.

Recorded information
is on 01935 410420
    Please pass any comments or questions to us, via the Enquiry and Feedback form
to be found on the Contacts and Links page. We look forward to seeing you soon!

South West Main Line Steam Company
a Company registered in England and limited by Guarantee.
Reg No. 2929246. Reg Office 17 Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1UH.
VAT Reg No. 634 5484 28. Reg Charity No. 1043581.

Visitors from 1 December 2001. 3966

The website and all material is © South West Main Line Steam Company and the owners of photographs included by kind permission. Although every effort is made, no guarantee is given of the accuracy of the website or the content of any linked websites. In addition attractions can be cancelled or amended as circumstances dictate - sometimes at the last moment.