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Sidetracked - Batley

A cache by Ossetteers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/27/2011
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

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 heritage railways.

Batley railway station serves the town of Batley in West Yorkshire, England. The station opened in 1848.

The station is 8 miles (13 km) to the south west of Leeds. Trains from Batley go towards either Leeds northbound or Huddersfield/Hebden Bridge southbound on the Huddersfield Line operated by Northern Rail.

The station was at one time rather larger than it is today, as it was also served by the Great Northern Railway branch line from Bradford to Wakefield via Dewsbury Central from August 1864 until 7 September 1964, when it fell victim to the Beeching Axe. It was also the junction for branch lines to Birstall (opened in 1852 and closed to passengers as a wartime economy measure in 1917) and Tingley (closed in 1951). Few traces of any of these routes remain today, although the abutments of the former bridge that took the Bradford line across the line from Leeds near Batley signal box (east of the station) can still be seen.

You are seeking a nano, very easy access although please note the roads around the cache are cobbled.

Take a minute to have a look at the buildings in this area of Batley. Can you see the dog on top of one of the buildings? He's been guarding the station for years!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Abg ba gur fvta.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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