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Sidetracked -- Surbiton

A cache by The 5 Raybould Ramblers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/20/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


The London and Southampton Railway intended its line to go via Kingston but the council objected, fearing a deleterious impact on their coaching trade, and the railway passed about 1½ miles south of the town with the first Kingston station opening in 1838 on the east side of King Charles Road. In 1845 it was resited ½ mile west to Surbiton, then little more than a farm. The Hampton Court Branch was built in 1849, the New Guildford Line which diverges at the same point opened in 1885.

Successive renamings of the station were Kingston Junction in late 1852, Surbiton and Kingston in 1863 when the present Kingston railway station opened on the branch line, and Surbiton in 1867. The station was completely rebuilt in 1937 by the Southern Railway with two island platforms with Southern Railway designed canopies. The buildings were designed by J Robb Scott in an art deco style.

I have changed the cache container and it is now a magnetic keysafe. Its' location has changed by less than a foot from the original location.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jurer oneevref zrrg.

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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