SideTracked - Yeovil Junction
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An easy cache close to Yeovil Junction station on the Somerset and Dorset border. Level access with no gates or stiles, along a tarmaced road.
Yeovil Junction railway station serves the town of Yeovil, Somerset, England. The station is on the West of England Main Line, 122¾ miles south west of London Waterloo towards Exeter St David's.
Yeovil Junction is one of two stations serving Yeovil, neither of which are close to the centre of the town (unlike the now closed Yeovil Town station which closed in 1967).
It was opened in 1860 by the then Salisbury & Yeovil railway company and is located in the village of Stoford just outside the town.
As its name suggests, the station was formerly a junction, with the line that served the now defunct station of Yeovil Town. There is still a junction of tracks at this point, enabling trains to be switched onto the Heart of Wessex Line from Castle Cary to Weymouth (which also has a station at Yeovil Pen Mill). However, this routing is now only used as an emergency diversion, typically when the direct route from Exeter to Castle Cary is obstructed by engineering work or flooding in the Exe valley.
Although the station is officially in Somerset, the county boundary with Dorset runs through the middle of the station between the two former 'through lines'!
You are looking for a micro containing a log sheet and pencil.
- Yeovil Junction stationA Class 159 unit at Yeovil Junction station.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum