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Traditional Geocache

I've been working on the railroad

A cache by Wellzez4
Hidden : 11/29/2010
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


My how this area has changed in a short time. This cache is placed near the site of the CNW Clinton Car Shops. A lot of change has happened in this area, and a lot of change is yet to come, but let's not forget our history.
This cache is pretty much a park and grab so will be easy to get the smilie, so spend a little time catching up on some of Clinton's history before you run out and grab it! ~


Interior of the fabricating and erecting shop at Clinton. The four-track building had a capacity for repairing and constructing 60 freight cars. 1957 photo from the C&NW Public relations Department. C&NW Historical Society Archives collection.



Interior of Car Shops Clinton, IA

Clinton Car Shops carman welds a damaged 40' boxcar. 1957


Clinton Car Shops circa 1957


A carman using a stencil and a spray gun to paint the then-new CNW "Railway" logo on an eleven year old rivet-side 40' boxcar at the Clinton Shops in 1959.


Clinton Car Shops circa 1959



Mrs. Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the roundhouse giving a giant "H" class locomotive a bath of live steam, Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Sievers was the sole support of her mother and had a son-in-law in the Army. April 1943

Clinton Car Shops circa 1943


~for more about the railroad and other interesting history of Clinton CLICK HERE~


~ CONGRATS TO COSMIC*CACHERS ON FTF ~

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

oynpx nf pbny

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/10/2014 4:02:16 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (12:02 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum