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SideTracked - Dawlish Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

37251: Looks as though this cache's location has been compromised and I can't move it nearby because of a lack of suitable hiding places. It is with regret that I've decided to archive it. Sorry to the three recent Geocachers for their DNFs. Thanks to everyone for the logs over the years. I've enjoyed reading them and looking at the pictures you've taken on your visit to Dawlish Station.

Hidden : 07/06/2008
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A fairly easy cache at Dawlish station, Devon.

The station was opened by the South Devon Railway on 30 May 1846. The strange wall with bricked up windows that can be seen in the car park is the remains of the engine house that used to power the trains while they were worked by atmospheric power from 13 September 1847 until 9 September 1848. At this time it was one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's 7 ft 0¼ in (2,140 mm) broad gauge railways.

The station initially had just one platform on the landward side with a loop line closer to the sea, but a second platform was added to serve the loop line on 1 May 1858. The original wooden station and train shed was burnt down on 14 August 1873 and the present buildings opened to replace it on 12 April 1875. The platforms have been extended several times to cope with the crowds and now reach all the way to Coastguards' Footbridge, although the Exeter platform was shortened again in 1970. (Wikipedia)

You are looking for a 35mm container containing a log sheet.

Stealth may be required as it is a busy location. The cache is not able to be reached from the station platform.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre zrgny obk.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)