SideTracked Caches are intended to provide a quick Cache and dash at Train Stations.
About Chippenham Station
The Station was built for the Great Western railway line in 1841 and is adjacent to the Brunel designed viaduct (at the bottom of Station hill, it’s huge, you can’t miss it). The station was a junction between the mainline and the Calne branchline (opened in 1863 and closed by Dr Beeching in 1965).
The Great Western Railway brought new life and expansion to Chippenham. The railway braking and signalling company, Westinghouse, became a major employer and remained in Chippenham until just a few years ago.
The original station was designed by Brunel but rapid growth meant that it was soon too small. The current buildings were constructed in Bath Stone in 1858 and are now Grade II listed, along with the Viaduct and Weighbridge/Coal Merchant’s office in the North station car park.
More details about Chippenham Station are available on this web site
The cache is placed a short distance from the main entrance to the Station but not on railway property. There is parking within feet of the cache (road parking is free, the car park is Pay and Display). Please take a writing implement as the cache is too thin to accommodate a pencil. Please return the cache to the lower position which is the only position that the magnet will work.
There is an internet Cafe in Chippenham Station which sells snacks and reasonable coffee.
Please check out the Geocaching Association of Great Britain offering support for Geocachers in GB.