This is a Micro-cache, (a 35mm film container), containing just a log book and pencil. It is hidden close to the station on a very busy road - therefore please move away from the cache site to fill in the log, take pictures, etc.
When you retrieve or replace the cache PLEASE USE GREAT CARE AND STEALTH as hundreds of muggles walk past every day! Also please take care replacing the container and make sure that it doesn’t fall down out of reach! You may wish to plan to be there at a time when trains are not about to arrive or depart!
Please visit the Abbey Line Link
Thanks to all the other SideTracked cache hiders for the inspiration for this cache!
I just keep going round in circles!
About St. Albans Abbey Station
On May 5th 1858, the first London & North Western Railway steam locomotive puffed majestically into St Albans Abbey Station. There were crowds of people there to meet it, plus a procession and dancing in the street as it had been declared as a public holiday. Originally there were plans to extend the line northwards to Luton and Dunstable, but for political reasons it never made it past the planning stage.
"St. Albans" was the very first railway station to open in St. Albans on May 5th 1858, (it was only much later in 1924 that it was renamed ‘St. Albans Abbey’). This was followed 7 years later by the Hatfield & St. Albans Railway station on London Road, which opened in October 1865 (it also was only renamed ‘St. Albans London Road’ much later on 1st July 1950). Finally the London Midland Railway opened their station (the current ‘St Albans City’ station) in 1868.
Now, 150 years later, this is the northern terminus of a quiet, single-tracked commuter line through rural Hertfordshire, linking St. Albans to Watford via Park Street, Bricket Wood and Garston.
There is the Motorway Mayhem cache series (& A-Road Anarchy because there aren’t many Motorways in Wales!), but what about public transport users?
The SideTracked series has spread across the country and are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations. However, because of current concerns over security and to give 24 hour access, they are normally placed outside the station buildings. For more information on SideTracked Caches, please visit the SideTracked Link