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'Skew-Whiff'

A cache by Bonnie & Clyde adopted by 1BF Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/3/2008
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

'Welcome To Rainhill'



'2008'



'1834'



'Stone Plaque...As seen in image above'



In 1829 Rainhill was the venue for the famous locomotive trials that would decide the type of engine which would operate on the new passenger railway. This new railway would be the first intercity passenger railway not only in Britain but also in the world. The engines which took part and competed for the £500 prize were the Rocket, Novelty, Perserverance, Cycloped and the Sans Pareil. The winner was Stephenson's Rocket on the 8th October, carrying a load of 12 tons, 9 cwt and having an average speed of 16 miles per hour.

George Stephenson also built the well-known Skew Bridge which was opened in 1830 and carries the Warrington Road (A57) across the railway line near the station.


This bridge was the first in the world to cross a railway line at an angle.
The bridge is now a listed building.

The original station at Rainhill was called Kendrick's Cross Station after the medieval cross that now stands on the corner of Victoria Street but was originally located on the corner of View Road and Warrington Road. The present station was built in 1870 and is almost certainly the first rebuilt station in the world. The station still retains its Victorian charm and is now called Rainhill Station.
At the rear of Rainhill Library is a railway coach which houses a museum containing many items of railway history that commemorate the Rainhill Trials of 1829 and the 150th Anniversary Celebrations held in 1979/80.
The Museum is open to the public.

The bridge has now been widened to accommodate increases in road traffic. The milestone on the bridge that informs travellers of the distances to Warrington, Prescot and Liverpool was moved to the opposite side at the time of the expansion.
Therefore, the distance markers pointed to the wrong destinations.

This quirk was corrected in 2005 when the milestone was returned to the correct side of the bridge.


You are looking for a magnetic nano canister, you know the type...


This is a true test of
stealth as you will be visible from nearly all sides hence the high
difficulty rating/detailed hint and spoiler picture.
Recommend that you only try and seek out this cache during daylight hours....Oh and bring a pen !!


Parking is very limited around here, so its really up to you.
'Enjoy our latest cache'




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Kid Friendly Kid Friendly A good cache for your lunchtime Lunchtime Cache No Poison Plants Nearby No Thorns
Cache In Trash Out Cache In - Trash Out! Not Recommended After Dark Not Recommended After Dark Wheelchair Accesible Wheelchair Access Dogs Allowed Dogs Allowed
Available year-round Available year-round Restricted hours Restricted hours Bicycles permitted on paths Bicycles permitted on paths Available in Winter Accessible in Winter
Scenic View Scenic View Muggles Beware of Muggles! Pencil Bring a pen or pencil Historic Site Historic Site Park and Grab Park n Grab
Generated by The Selector
2012 UK Mega Event

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Frr fcbvyre cvpgher, zntargvp anab, srry nebhaq

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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