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During the five-day festival, additional trains are provided and a fleet of special buses run from Castle Carey station to the festival site, all requiring extra attention by staff at South West Trains and the Great Western Railway.

With this final section known as the Langport cut-off, and with Keinton Mandeville 5 miles west of Castle Cary, the Great Western Railway was finally able to rebut the jibe that the company's initials GWR stood for the Great Way Round!

Just visible beyond the station is the divergence of the line to Yeovil and Weymouth which curves left whilst the cut-off line to Cogload and Taunton continues straight ahead beneath the A371 road bridge.

Photo Joe Moss collection, distributed by Roger Carpenter.

At 9.15am on the morning of Thursday 3 September 1942, a squad of Luftwaffe Junkers 88 bombers raided the junction at Castle Cary as part of Germany's attempt to disrupt Britain's vital railway network.