SideTracked - Barrow-In-Furness
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Sidetracked caches are sited near to Railway Stations to enable the weary traveller to cache n dash.
This is my first placed cache! :) It is a very quick simple cache n dash. Hope you enjoy it and it can help kill a few minutes while waiting for your train.
Barrow-in-Furness railway station is located on the Furness Line to Lancaster and the Cumbrian Coast Line to Workington and Carlisle. It is operated by TransPennine Express. Northern Rail also operate services from here.
The present station was formerly known as Barrow Central and at one time it was a terminus for British Rail long-distance or InterCity services. From October 1947 until May 1983 these included sleeper services to and from London Euston. A sleeper service in the London direction only was briefly reintroduced between May 1987-May 1990.
The original Barrow station of 1846 had been a wooden building at Rabbit Hill, near the site of the present St. George's Square. It was eventually replaced in 1863 by a new brick building close by, which had been designed by the well-known Lancaster architect Edward Paley, and which latterly came to be known as Cambridge Hall. On 1 June 1882, the town's principal station was transferred to its present site below Abbey Road, following the construction of a new loop line. It had to be almost entirely rebuilt after World War II, having largely been destroyed by enemy bombing on 7 May 1941. From 1907-1941 the famous Furness Railway steam locomotive "Coppernob" was preserved in a special glass case outside the station. It was subsequently transferred away for additional security and is now in the National Railway Museum at York.
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