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Sidetracked Sodor Mystery Cache

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Royal Oak: As the owner has not responded to my previous log requesting that they check this cache I am archiving it.

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Hidden : 11/27/2009
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


GC21FA1: Sidetraked Sodor

Sodor is located somewhere in between Barrow and the Isle of Man.Thankfully for you the cache isn't there, it is somewhere near the given coordinates. If you have ever visited Sodor then please feel free to upload any pictures you have.I hope it wasn't too soggy! Sodor is also the home of 'Thomas the Tank Engine' but more on that later...

Here is a map of Sodor. And it's magnificent railway.

What has this got to do with the cache?

The cache is a puzzle (See below) and once you have solved it you can visit our local version of Sodor. There you will find some coordinates which will lead you to the cache. Sodor is suitable for children of all ages. The journey to the cache is about 5 minutes walk from Sodor on paths that can be muddy. There is some water near the final location so please be careful when with young children.

The Puzzle

Hopfully you are hot on your 'Thomas the Tank Engine' knowledge since you may need it. If you are not so hot you may have to a bit of research...

So with out further a do here it is.

The cache is at .................

A= This engine featured in the first of the Rev W Audrey’s railway stories.

B= This Engine crashed into a signal box.

C= This engine fell off the turntable into a ditch.

D= This engine replaced Thomas when he got in trouble with the police.

E= This engine left his coaches in the station

F= This engine met an elephant in a tunnel

G= This engine had a close shave

H= This engine’s brakes set on fire

I= This engine fell into the sea

The co-ordinates for the final cache can be found at N53 4s.tuv W002

s=H+C-D-A   t=F+E+B-C   u=I+F-D-A   v=G+H-A-C     

w=B+F-I-C     x=G+D-B-I    y=G+E-H-C    z=B+C-H-A

Check your co-ords at:

Good Luck with the cache Please tell us which engines you see while searching for the cache!



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1) Gur pyhr yvrf qbja orlbaq gur ohssref. 2) F bs F

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)