REALLY SideTracked Tramway - Deanshanger Traditional Geocache
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A nano Cache & Dash at a Tramway Terminus...or at least, it would have been 120 years ago! Short walk over grass to reach cache site.
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!!!
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About Deanshanger's Tramway
If you had been here in 1888 you could have caught a tram for 4d (about 2p in modern coinage) to Wolverton via Stony Stratford from a stop outside the Fox and Hounds.
The tram had three Krauss steam locomotives, two 100 seat workmen's cars (primarily used by workmen travelling to and from Wolverton Works), one 80-seat upholstered car, one 20-seat car, two coke wagons (for coke and coal etc) and two covered wagons (manufactured by E&H Roberts of Deanshanger right here in the village).
Sadly, the tram was not an overnight success and the very next year, 1889, the tracks to Deanshanger were ripped up, leaving the tramway serving Wolverton and Stony Stratford.
Public Transport Today
There is a bus service (89) from central Milton Keynes and Northampton every hour that comes through the village, timetable here.
Be careful if caching with small children due to presence of open water close by.
Stealth is required! The cache is close to the parking area used by parents on the school run and can be very busy. Nano so bring your own pen.