SideTracked - Rye Traditional Geocache
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This cache is a small magnetic pot slightly smaller than a 35mm film pot. placed about 0.5m above ground level. Cache contains log & a FTF certificate.. It should be accessible to wheelchair users. This area is likely to be Muggle Central during warm weather. Please use stealth when retrieving and replacing this cache.
We have Motorway Mayhem and we have A-Road Anarchy. Now a series for public transport users! SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick cache-and-dashes at train stations. There is no need to enter the station to access the cache. For more information on SideTracked Caches please visit www.SideTrackedSeries.co.uk. In 1845 a railway line was proposed from Ashford to Rye & Hastings. While the line was being built a grizzly discovery was made. 2 skeletons, clasped together were unearthed. This event gave credence to an old Rye legend, dating from the 14th century, concerning 2 young lovers. Cantator, a monk, and Amanda, a beautiful young girl, forbidden to see each other, they ran away but were soon caught, and their hideous punishment was to be buried alive. Rye railway station opened on 13 February 1851. It is on the Marshlink Line 18 km (11¼ miles) east of Hastings providing a passing place between two single track sections. Train services are provided by Southern. The staggered platforms are linked by footbridge. The Marshlink Line is the name given to services on the railway line linking Ashford with Hastings in the South East of England. The line was part of an original proposal by a company named the Brighton Lewes and Hastings Railway to extend its coast route to Hastings. The South Eastern Railway eventually built the line, thereby renewing a local rivalry between itself and the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. Recommended for closure by Dr. Beeching in 1963, the route has survived various attempts to axe services completely, and stations remained unmodernised and gas-lit well into the 1970s. Services for certain stations on the line have now been reduced to an absolute minimum. The line is not electrified, with the exception of Hastings to Ore. This small section was electrified to provide for carriage sidings (there was no space at Hastings) as part of the "East Coastway" electrification of July 1935. Proposals have been made to upgrade and electrify the line to extend Southeastern high speed train services (which will operate from London via High Speed to Ashford) onwards via the Marshlink to Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne, which if realised, could transform the line into an important through route. ** AS PER GEOCACHING RULES YOU CAN ONLY CLAIM A FIND IF YOU SIGN THE LOG SHEET **
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