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Civic Railway

A cache by Pacmania Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/17/2010
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

During the early days of Canberra, a railway line was built from Kingston to Civic to aid the construction of the city. Work commenced around December 1920 and was completed in June 1921. The railway operated until July 1922 when a flood washed away the bridge over the Molonglo river, after which it was not repaired. The route taken by the construction tramway branched off from the Power House siding only a few yards from what is now Cunningham Street, Kingston, and ran out onto a raised embankment running almost due north from the Causeway settlement to the Molonglo River. Jerrabomberra Creek and the Molonglo River were crossed by rather flimsy timber trestle bridges. After crossing the Molonglo River, the line swung north-west in long easy curves which straightened out to run on a track to the south of today’s Amaroo Street, Reid, behind St. John’s Church and the site of the present CIT. Beyond that location, the line then passed to the north to a short platform located almost in the centre of what is now Garema Place. Beyond this point, the line branched into a short marshalling yard terminating near Eloura Street, Braddon. See for a map overlaid on the modern city. The cache is located amongst the trees between Amaroo Street and the college. If you look at the rows of larger trees, you can see the path that the old railway followed. Please do not untie the cache. Replace as found - Thanks

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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