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Ghost Train at Slate Mountain

Hidden : 05/08/2007
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


The cache is located at the ruins of "Anglesey Barracks". The barracks were home during the week for the quarrymen who lived too far away to travel each day.




Many came from Anglesey - they would rise at 3 a.m. on Monday morning and begin their journey by foot, ferry and train, arriving at the quarry by 6 a.m. These barracks were built in a row of eleven dwellings, and faced another row of eleven 'houses'.

The barracks were small and spartan, consisting of a living room with a fireplace, table and chairs and a sleeping room with wooden beds and chaff mattresses. They had no indoor water supply or toilet and no electricity.

Visit the Slate Museum - the former Dinorwic quarry workshops - whilst you are there and ride on the Llanberis Lake Railway. The railway occupies part of the trackbed of the Dinorwic Slate Quarries Railway and the locos are ex-Dinorwic quarry Hunslets. Take a look at the quarry hospital whilst you are there. Slate quarries were hazardous places to work as evidenced by the entries in the hospital accident book.

***Congratulations to Cats-eyes for being FTF on the 11/5/2007.***

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Rkgreany jnyy. Gb gur yrsg bs "TCF". [See Spoiler photo too!]

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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