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SideTracked - Cheam

A cache by AngelPick Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/18/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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We have Motorway Mayhem for the drivers amongst you, what about the poor commuter, SideTracked comes to a station near you...


Cheam Station

Cheam railway station serves Cheam in the London Borough of Sutton. It is located on the Sutton& Mole Valley Lines section from Sutton to Epsom with trains to London. The origin of the line that serves Cheam station has its roots firmly in the financial disaster called the atmospheric railway! In 1844 the then London & Croydon Railway promoted a line from Croydon to Epsom that was to be worked using the Clegg and Samuda atmospheric principle, utilizing a 15" pipe, with plans to go on to Portsmouth. It never happened as the first short test line was a total disaster allowing Cheam to be graced with a conventional line when the LB&SCR opened the route from Croydon to Epsom on 10 May 1847. Cheam station expanded over the years and was rebuilt prior to the installation of equipment for the ac overhead electric services, at which time it was supposed to have intermediate platforms. However, the onset of the First World War caused them not to be built, and when peace finally arrived the station stayed in the same, some would say, sorry state!

The cache is hidden in a remote part of the station but I would still advise stealth.

The cache is a magnetic 35mm Film Canister and has a log book and small pencil.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qb V unir gb oebnqpnfg vg?

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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