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The Southern end of Evershot Tunnel on the Castle Cary to Weymouth line. The tunnel is referred to as Evershot Tunnel, but is actually located in the village of Holywell, just of the A37 Yeovil to Dorchester Road.
Railway type and traffic
The mainstay of traffic is First Great Western Class 150s, 158s and 153s, with the occasional test train. Steam and diesel specials operate throughout the year. Railtour ECS movements to and from Yeovil Junction and Weymouth will pass this location for servicing at Yeovil Junction.
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Located on a quiet country road just of the A37 Yeovil to Dorchester Road.
Travelling from Dorchester, take the second turning on the left for Holywell and Evershot just before the A37 crosses the railway. The turning for Holywell is located at the bottom of a steep hill on the A37.
If travelling from Yeovil, the turning will be on the right immediately after crossing over the railway. Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Evershot Tunnel, Southern Portal, Holywell map co-ordinates
You can park next to the railway bridge, but make sure you park as far as you can to the bank, so large farm vehicles can pass.
There is no shops or pubs in the village, but in the surrounding villages between Dorchester and Yeovil, there are a number of shops and pubs.
In the surrounding villages and towns, there are many places to stay, the nearest one being the George Albert Hotel on the A37, around a mile south.
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Evershot Tunnel, Southern Portal, Holywell
Evershot Tunnel, Southern Portal, Holywell general view map
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Evershot Tunnel, Southern Portal, Holywell
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The light is good anytime of the day really, I have never really had a problem with light when I have photographed here. The only direction I would say to photograph is of southbound trains as northbound trains can't really be photographed as there are trees immediately south of the bridge. Trains can be photographed either side of the line so you have a few options.
Steam Locomotives are working hard as they enter and leave the tunnel, so this is a good place to video and photograph trains. The best shot is of southbound trains.
As the A37 is close by, be aware that there maybe noise from the road when videoing.
General views - All photographs © Jack Haynes unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north east
Fig 2- Looking north east
Evershot is at 1m24
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