SideTracked - Aspley Guise Traditional Geocache
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A replacement cache ( a tube with a similar height, but with a diameter about half the size of a film pot). This cache is close to the railway crossing so take care with children and animals.
Aspley Guise station is part of the Marston Vale Railway.It is a small rural railway running through the heart of the beautiful Marston Vale countryside between Bedford and Bletchley. The line is one of the two surviving passenger carrying sections of the "Varsity Line" between Oxford and Cambridge.Formely the line linked the two universities. The line was opened in 1845.Apart from a short length of single track at both ends the line is double track,and is not electrified.With a line speed of 60mph you can really enjoy the pleasant view as it passes through Marston Vale. It was officially designated a Community Railway in November 2006.Community Railways adopt a different approach to managing a less well-used rail route in the UK,by encouraging local people to use and become involved in their railway. Until 2004 the line was controlled by staffed signal boxes located at various stations,but now the entire line is now controlled from one signalling centre at Ridgmont.
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