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REALLY SideTracked - Moretonhampstead

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Hidden : 12/30/2012
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Again, a fascinating area and with some good views. You will require stealth when doing this cache as you are by the main road. Parking is in nearby side roads and the walk to the cache is on good pavements. You are looking for a small container with a screw top lid. Please replace just as you find it.

1866 saw the terminus building at Moretonhampsted open about a quarter of a mile south of the main village - the end of a most scenic route. The station building - now sadly gone was a similar size, style and construction as Bovey and indeed at Bovey, you can visit the station come museum at certain times and see a model of how Moretonhampstead looked back in its heyday. The site is now owned by a local haulage firm. There is still a lovely goods shed near to the road and further down the yard the engine shed which is now a listed building. Also, part of the platform is still in tact.

After WW2, the Moretonhampstead branch line was not making enough money and passenger services were stopped by BR, who by now owned the station, in 1959 with freight continuing for a further five years.

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