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SideTracked - Horley Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

UberJason: Cannot maintain

Hidden : 02/14/2010
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Geocache Description:

This is a replacement cache of the recently archived one in this very spot. I asked sham69 if I could take it over and now have created a new page for it. The cache itself it the exact same cache from before but feel free to re-find, the logs from previously finders are still in there too.

Horley Station

Original Cache Page
About SideTracked: We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy. But what about public transport users? SideTracked caches are intended to provide quick cache and dashes at train stations.

The present Horley station is in fact the second in the town. The original station, which had been opened on 12 July 1841, was located 275 metres north of the present site, where the Factory Shop is, and closed on 31 December 1905.
car parking at station forecourt for cache n dash N.51.10.133 W.000.09.659 or off peak roadside parking N.51.10.162 W.000.09.627
cache is 35mm film canister

Further info
The first station was designed by David Mocatta and was on a larger scale than other intermediate stations on the line. Horley was situated almost midway between London and Brighton, and was chosen for the erection of the London and Brighton Railway carriage sheds and repair workshops. These were later moved to Brighton railway works. The station was enlarged in 1862 by addition of 2nd storey to the building. A canopy and footbridge were added in 1884.

The current Horley station opened 31 December 1905, to co-incide with the quadrupling of the railway line by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. The original station then became the Station Master's house and survived until the 1960s.

In the 1870s William Stroudley considered moving the locomotive works to Horley but was persuaded to keep them in Brighton. Nevertheless, the sidings at Horley were used for storing withdrawn locomotives and those awaiting repair until the First World War.

In 2007/8 over 1,000,000 people used this station.

The cache contains a log book only, you will need to bring a pen or pencil with you to sign it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Arkg gb naq ba gur yrsg bs qnatre bs qrngu. Oruvaq naq zntargvp. Cyrnfr ercynpr pnershyyl.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)