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SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick cache-and-dashes at train stations.
The cache is a magnetic 35mm film canister containing a log book.
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A PEN? PENCIL.
Limited parking in station car park or approach road to station.
Salfords station was originally built for Monotype Corporation which had constructed a factory next to the railway line in 1899. Beside the footbridge on the east side, an advertisement for Monotype is still in situ, although it is hidden by trees. Day Aggregates made use of the open land beside the station to store and transport their loose stones for construction in the area for some time. The sidings used still exist, including a bay platform at the station and most of the machinery used to expel and fill the wagons that transported the stone at the site.
Network Rail have a site at the back of platform 1, using it as a base for the continuing improvements to the Brighton main line, in between Selhurst traincare depot and the Three Bridges engineering depot.
On January 14th 2008, the station received a minor upgrade. This involved the replacing of the wooden huts with modern galss waiting areas and the installation of dynamic digital displays with information about the next train.
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