SideTracked - Aston Traditional Geocache
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A cache placed well outside of the station perimeter. Can be a cache and dash although there is no parking directly next to it. You will be looking for a small flat container with only a log sheet. BYOP!
We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy (cos there aren’t many Motorways in Wales!). But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.
It is hoped this idea will spread across the country in the same way as the MMs….but if hiding one PLEASE BE SENSIBLE and remember that in this day and age, public transport is under greater scrutiny than ever before, so, although these caches should be quick and easy grabs, PLEASE don’t place a Cache where it could cause alarm!!!
Aston railway station serves the districts of Aston and Nechells in Birmingham. The pedestrian entrance is on Lichfield Road.
The station was opened by the London and North Western Railway in 1854. It became a junction in 1862 when a line was opened to Sutton Coldfield by the LNWR. The station became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. It then passed to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
The station sits above the Lichfield Road (A5127), as the railway line here is on an embankment.
You will need stealth at all times here due to the busy location and it is overlooked by the pub across the road. I would not recommend trying for this cache on football match days due to it's proximity to a certain club that takes part of it's name from the area. My allegiances to the other half of the city will not allow me to mention it!
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