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Trainspotting/Vilcienvakte

A cache by kristapsb, janelsk Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/18/2012
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Place to combine your geocaching and trainspotting needs. Great possibility to see heavy freight trains up close - giant clouds of diesel smoke as well as rails rattling with a sound that will make your subwoofer look silly.


In English:

Place to combine your geocaching and trainspotting needs. Great possibility to see heavy freight trains up close - trains carrying goods mostly between Ventspils, Latvia and Russia. This section of the railway is going slightly uphill - that's why you'll be able to see giant clouds of diesel smoke as well as rails rattling with a sound that will make your subwoofer look silly.

Some aspects of finding this cache will require considerable physical effort. It's quite certain that your clothes will get dirty. Also it is very important to watch out from the trains which run very often in this site (about once every hour, sometimes more often). Having said that, this cache is not recommended for families with small children or cachers without some serious motivation.

Latviski:

Vieta, kur apvienot slēpņošanas vājības ar vilcienu vaktēšanas tieksmēm. Lieliska izdevība tuvumā pavērot kravas vilcienus, kas pārvadā dažādas preces starp Ventspili un Krieviju (lielākoties). Šajā posmā vilcieniem ceļš ir pret kalnu, tādēļ iespēja redzēt milzu dīzeļa mākoņus un dzirdēt pa gaisu lēkājošus gulšņus ar troksni, kas liks tavam sub-woofer'im nobālēt.

Daži aspekti šī slēpņa atrašanā var sagādāt fiziskas grūtības. Diezgan droši var teikt, ka sanāks nosmērēt drēbes. Noteikti jāuzmanās no vilcieniem, kuri pa šo sliežu ceļu kursē ļoti bieži (aptuveni reizi stundā, dažreiz biežāk). Ņemot vērā šos apstākļus, var teikt slēpnis nav piemērots ģimenēm ar bērniem kā arī slēpņotājiem bez nopietnas motivācijas.

Par dzelzceļa līnijas vēsturi:

Pirmās ziņas par ieceri savienot ar dzelzceļu Vindavas (tagadējās Ventspils) ostu ar centrālajām Krievijas guberņām attiecas uz 1867. gadu. Dažu iemeslu dēļ tikai pēc 30 gadiem (1897. gada 21. maijā) mazpazīstama Ribinskas dzelzceļa sabiedrība uzsāka līnijas celtniecību. Maskava—Krustpils un Tukums—Ventspils posmu būvēšana tika uzsākta 1898. gadā. Posmu Krustpils—Tukums tika nolemts būvēt caur Jelgavu, jo Krievijas Satiksmes ministrija nevēlējās nodot ekspluatācijā privātuzņēmumam līnijas Rīga—Jelgava, Rīga—Tukums un Rīga—Bolderāja. 1901. gadā sabiedrība uzsāka līnijas Krustpils—Jelgava—Tukums būvēšanu. Regulāra satiksme šajā posmā tika atklāta 1904. gada 11. novembrī.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[LAT]Nhfgehzxenfgf, mrz fyvrqrz.
[ENG]Rnfgrea fuber, orarngu gur genpxf.

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)



 

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  • Freight TrainsCache site is an important railroad joining the Ventspils harbour with Russia.
  • History of the siteRailroad and the bridge on the cache site has been renovated through the years. Photography from the archive of museum of Tukums.
  • On the bridgeCache site with a railway bridge. Contemporary picture.

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