This cache is part of the SideTracked series of caches designed to
provide easy cache and dashes at Railway stations for the Rail
Derby Midland Station (often called Derby Station) is a main
line railway station serving the city of Derby in England. Owned by
Network Rail and managed by the East Midlands Trains train
operating company, the station is also used by CrossCountry
services. It is situated to the south-east of Derby city centre,
and is close to the west bank of the River Derwent.
About Derby Midland station:
Derby's central location and former importance as a 'railway town'
have made it an important node of the rail network. Until recently,
major carriage and locomotive workshops as well as the Research
Division in the Railway Technical Centre were housed there.
The station is an interchange point between the Midland Main
Line from London St Pancras to Leeds and long-distance services on
the Cross-Country route from Aberdeen through Birmingham to
Penzance (the zero milepost on the Birmingham-bound Cross-Country
route is at the south end of platform 1, at the divergence of the
two major routes), or Bournemouth. Until the mid twentieth century,
the station was host to through trains from Manchester and Glasgow
to London. It is still a busy station, the section to Sheffield
having the highest train frequency (passenger and freight) of any
line in the East Midlands.
Local services to Matlock along the Derwent Valley Line
originate from Derby, and the station also sees local and semi-fast
services to Nottingham and Skegness, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe, and
Birmingham, Hereford and Cardiff.
Derby station today has six platforms (all but Platform 5 are
through platforms), connected by a footbridge, used as an exit to
Pride Park and a new car park.
The cache is a magnetic nano, located on a peice of old railway
equipment near to the station, please replace exactly as found.
PLEASE INITIAL THE LOG ONLY TO SAVE SPACE.