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New York Admin: I regret to report that the cache owner has not responded to the prior note about this disabled cache. I'm archiving it opening the area up to others.

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Grand Central Stones

A cache by KvPhoto Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/2/2008
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Some background information on the Grand Central Stones:

Before constructing the new (and still current) Grand Central Terminal (finished in 1913), the New York Central Railroad set up thirteen pillars made of different stone alongside the Putnam Division tracks. After comparative evaluation, one particular type of stone was chosen for use in Grand Central. I have heard and read that it was either the stone used in the northernmost or southernmost pillar that was selected - people seem to agree that "the last one" was used but never say at the north or at the south. Today, the pillars have been painted gray, perhaps to cover up years of graffiti, so it is hard to properly compare them now to the stone at Grand Central Terminal.

Grab a map from the Museum house. You can get here from many spots so I have a link to a map to help you out, (visit link)
You will find what you are looking for not far from these stones. Use your caching sense. This was hidden in the winter but I am going to guess you'll need to beware of pirckly bushes and what not in the area. Do go and feed the locals at the lake around the bend. It can get quite muddy after snow and rain so be prepared.
There is my typical FTF Rubber Ducky so get going!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:33:56 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:33 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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