The Yeovil Railway Centre

Yeovil Railway Centre

Pectin on the Turntable at Yeovil

Peckett 0-4-0ST No.1579 on the Turntable at Yeovil

Picture Above: © Copyright William and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

THE YRC was founded in 1993, the site was orignally owned by South West Mainline Steam Co.

When Mainline steam runs to the area, the locomotives are serviced at the centre before their return trip.

The Centre has alot to offer, although there are not trains running every weekend, their shop is open every Sunday. Train days and other events are held through the year including Train day & Vintage Tractors, Wartime weekend and Santa Specials etc.

Aswell as the standard gauge running line there is a buffet and 5 inch gauge miniature railway.

Enthusitasts interest around the site include a Turntable, outside Pit & Water Tower and the orginal 1864 built GWR Transfer shed which now houses the buffet!

The running line is just over half a mile long.

FUTURE PLANS

I’m not too sure about future plans, I think there maybe an extention in the making.

Website: http://www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com/

Operating days: Train days through the year, & special events.

Line Length: 1/2 a mile.

Operational Locomotives:

  • Peckett & Sons Ltd 0-4-0ST No.1579 Pectin
  • Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST No.1398 Lord Fisher (Boiler at Gartells for Re-tube, frames at Yeovil)
  • Ruston 0-4-0 Diesel shunter No.460158 Yeo
  • Fowler 0-4-0DM No.44 Cockney Rebel
  • BR Class 50 No.50050 Fearless (Currently not in service)
  • Fowler 0-4-0DM YRC…

Track plan of Yeovil Railway Centre Site:

Track plan of the YRC (Click to enlarge!!!)

Track plan of the YRC (Click to enlarge!!!)

  1. Car Park Enterance
  2. Car Park
  3. Foot Crossing to Platform
  4. Station Building
  5. Main Line
  6. Locomotive Shed
  7. 5 inch Gauge Miniature Railway
  8. Water Tank
  9. Model Railway room
  10. The Old Transfer Shed, houses Buffet
  11. Limits of Operation
  12. Water Tower and Inspection Pit
  13. Turntable
  14. Turntable View Point
  15. Access Road

Gallery:

Pectin climbing the Gradient

Pectin climbing the 1 in 50 incline to the Station

Picture Above: © Copyright William and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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