On leaving the station head up the ramp and stairs, on your left, to just below the castle wall. Cross the railway by heading over the covered wooden bridge to your left and at the other end turn right and walk over to the top of the stone stairs. Do be careful going down these as not only are they steep but also uneven in places. Whilst this direct route is not particularly disabled access friendly the riverside path can be easily accessed via a number of ramps and accesses in either direction of the cache
The cache is accessible from the riverside path but way from the water. If the river is in flood please do not attempt this cache for both safety and accessibility reasons
*** Could all finders please ensure the cache box is fully reinserted back into it's snug, tight location rather than left on the edge where it can be easily seen by anyone who passes by ***
We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy (cos there aren’t many Motorways in Wales!). But what about public transport users?
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About Shrewsbury Station
Shrewsbury railway station was originally built in October 1848 for the county's first railway - the Shrewsbury to Chester Line and the architect was T. M. Penson. The building is unusual, in that the station was later extended in 1901 by the construction of a new floor underneath the original station building and the station's platforms were also extend over the River Severn. It was operated jointly by the Great Western Railway (GWR) and the London and North Western Railway (LNWR)
During the steam days at Shrewsbury GWR regularly turned its locomotives by running round the triangle formed by using the Abbey Foregate loop, which links the Wolverhampton Line with the Welsh Marches Line and enables through running for freight trains, summer Saturday specials and formerly for trains like the Cambrian Coast Express
The Shrewsbury rail accident occurred on 15 October 1907. A night evening sleeping-car and mail train from Manchester to the West of England passed a red signal at speed and derailed on the sharply curved approach to Shrewsbury station, killing 18. It’s speed was estimated at 60 mph on a curve limited to 10. This was the last of three countrywide high-speed night derailments inside a year, the others being at Salisbury and Grantham (both in 1906). Although the results were the same, the causes appear to be different. The train had left Crewe eight minutes late and tried to make up the time en route, but it is not known if the driver or crew fell asleep and therefore had not braked in time on the downhill entry to Shrewsbury. No faults were found with the train's braking system and the weather conditions were clear