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Old SideTracked - Shipton on Cherwell Halt Traditional Cache

Hidden : 03/03/2009
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Old SideTracked Shipton on Cherwell Halt


Here is a twist to the phenomenon that is called "SideTracked"

Would have liked to bagged one for myself, but looks as if they have all been nabbed.

So, I've come up with a new concept called "Old SideTracked".
I Wonder if it will take off?

There are certain advantages, like not being run down by a train
or spotted by muggle passengers.

Anyway, here is Shipton on Cherwell Halt station
which was opened in 1890 and finally closed in 1954.

Looks like the bowels of a ship wreck, with tarmac and rotten railway sleepers just poking through the ground.
Odd to think that this was a platform where passengers would have boarded their trains.

My boys love Thomas the Tank Engine and when I hear GWR, which this line belonged too, I think of the Fat Controller's railway on The Island of Sodor.

This is the real thing and it gets the imagination running, thinking
back to that glorious time of steam.

Parking isn't great and you have to cross the road from the footpath
to scale the abutment west of the invisible bridge over the A4260.

Check it out on "Old SideTracked"


FTF goes to Stemonitis

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