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SideTracked - Derby Midland Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 11/18/2008
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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the SideTracked series of caches designed to provide easy cache and dashes at Railway stations for the Rail traveller.

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.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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