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Sidetracked - Pulborough

A cache by Downlanders Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/10/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Sidetracked - Pulborough

History

The first railway to reach Pulborough was the line from Horsham to Petworth, opened on 10 October 1859 and extended to Midhurst in 1866. Pulborough and Billingshurst were the only two intermediate stations at the time. Four years later, a link was made to the Brighton to Portsmouth line; the line diverged from the Petworth branch at Hardham Junction, just south of Pulborough. Three platform faces were provided: a Down side platform on which the main station buildings stood, and an island platform whose western face was used by Midhurst line trains. By World War II, these terminated at Pulborough rather than running to Horsham or beyond. Goods facilities and a cattle market were provided.

Services

Passenger train services to Midhurst and Petersfield ceased in 1955, leaving just the Arun Valley Line serving Pulborough. The goods yard was closed in the mid 1960s and converted into a car park whilst the goods shed is now a car repair centre. The buildings, including a large, wide canopy on the island platform, remain largely unchanged with only two platform faces are now in use. The former up loop line used by Midhurst line trains has been removed. The standard service, provided by Southern, consists of two tph (trains per hour) to London Victoria, 2 tph to Bognor Regis.

You are looking for a film canister with log book only. So please bring your own pen.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Beware Spoiler]trg n ovxr, tb terra

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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