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Sidetracked - Gerrards Cross Traditional Geocache

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DavetheJackal: After 6 or so years it is I'm afraid...gone.

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Hidden : 07/24/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is not located on the station but is nearby & contains just the log; please take a pencil with you.

Caution: Wherever you look...MUGGLES; stealth most definitely the order of the day!

Side Tracked caches have become a nationwide series of caches for public transport users. They are intended to provide quick cache-and-dashes at or nearby railway stations. Caches can be found close to stations of the national rail network and well as heritage railways.

Gerrards Cross railway station serves the villages of Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire. It is sited in a cutting, on the Chiltern Main Line between Denham Golf Club and Seer Green and Jordans.

The station was built as part of the construction of the GWR/GCR joint line in the first years of the 20th century, and opened in April 1906, along with many other stations on the line. The cutting is particularly deep in order for the railway to meet the gradient profile requirements of the line, which defined a very shallow maximum gradient to allow for fast running with steam-hauled trains. The original station layout was four track, with two through roads and two platform roads. A small goods yard once lay to the north of the line.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp - Vg jbhyq or evtug gb gnxr gur jrvtug bs lbhe srrg.

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)