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Sidetracked - Iver Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/06/2010
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Geocache Description:

Nice easy cache n dash with parking a few metres away and all flat

Due to it recently being muggled the cache has been replaced and moved a few metres away.

You are looking for a magnetic Key safe. Only room for the log No Pencil.

The co-rdinates will take you to the start of a pathway running alongside the track and a green rail fence by a cctv camera.

Check out the hint

Iver Station

The station is on the original line of the Great Western Railway which opened on 4 June 1838, however no station was provided at Iver until 1924; Iver station opened on 1 December that year.
This section of line is also where the first trials of the North Star were held, commemorated by a public house in nearby Thorney.

William Stallybrass, Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, died in a railway accident when he stepped out of a moving train near the station in 1948. He was almost blind at the time.

British Rail Board (Residuary) Ltd. owns the land between the station and Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal, said to have been considered by Brunel as a location of the works subsequently based at Swindon.

The line through Iver is due to be electrified for the new Crossrail service starting in 2018 which provide Iver with cross-London services. There will be work taking place around the area and on platforms in the future.

The ticket office is only open for a few hours in the morning Monday to Friday, and the station isn't served by trains on Sunday as it is considered a commuter station.

The barrier down the centre of the middle platform is there to reduce suicides. This fence acts as a barrier and has been successful at reducing railway deaths at other stations.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)