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REALLY SideTracked - Airedale Line: Manningham Mystery Cache

Hidden : 01/22/2011
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Geocache Description:

This is a puzzle cache - the container is NOT at these coordinates..

You need to have found the other 4 stations in this series to complete this puzzle. Forster Sq - GC2MQGM - Frizinghall - GC2MQN1 - Shipley - GC2MTYA - Saltaire - GC2MV13

This station no longer exists.

The station in 1955 - 10 years before it was demolished.

Manningham railway station was opened on 17th February 1868 and was closed following the Beeching Axe on 20 March 1965. It became the first stop out of Bradford on the Midland Railway (originally the Leeds and Bradford Railway), built in 1846. The Midland became part of the LMS in 1923, and British Railways in 1948. From 1872, there was an extensive network of sidings and sheds, known as Manningham motive power depot,(which closed on 29th April 1967) to the north of the station. In the 1950s, and up to closure in 1965, the Bradford Railway Circle used a hut on the platform at Manningham station for its meetings. The station no longer exists but you can tell where it was by the terrace of houses in the background.

First of all you need to find the three letter code for each of the four stations (ie Bradford Foster Square, Frizinghall, Shipley and Saltaire.) - Nationalrail website might be a good starting place.

You should also have the letter from each of the station cache containers in this series – as listed above. The cache is hidden at the following coords –

N 53 48.(Shipley answer) and (Forster Sq answer) W 001 45.(Saltaire answer) and (Frizinghall answer)

Forster Square = (station code) – (container letter) + I =
Frizinghall = (station code) – (container letter) + PP =
Shipley = (station code) – (container letter) – NO =
Saltaire = (station code) – (container letter) – N =

Hint: the code for the last station on the Airedale line is equal to 39

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

Congratulations to JCB1705 who got the FTF on all the series within hours of publication.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybj qbja va gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)