The Yeovil Railway Centre
Yeovil Railway Centre
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.
I’m not too sure about future plans, I think there maybe an extention in the making.
Operating days: Train days through the year, & special events.
Line Length: 1/2 a mile.
- 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:
- Car Park Enterance
- Car Park
- Foot Crossing to Platform
- Station Building
- Main Line
- Locomotive Shed
- 5 inch Gauge Miniature Railway
- Water Tank
- Model Railway room
- The Old Transfer Shed, houses Buffet
- Limits of Operation
- Water Tower and Inspection Pit
- Turntable View Point
- Access Road