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Moorthorpe is a small station on the Dearne Valley Line and the Wakefield Line both operated by Northern Rail.
The station was opened in May 1879 jointly by the Midland Railway and North Eastern Railway as part of their Swinton and Knottingley Joint Railway scheme. A short chord was also built some time later (after the 1923 Grouping) to link the S&K Joint line with the main Doncaster to Leeds line at South Kirkby Junction.
This latter connection is now part of the main line between Sheffield and Leeds and is used by Cross Country services between Edinburgh Waverley and Birmingham New Street and beyond in addition to local trains on the Leeds - Rotherham Central - Sheffield route (Wakefield Line). The junction of the two lines is immediately north of the station, with the line to York then bridging the GNR main line on its way northwards.
The cache is about a third the size of a 35mm film canister, black & magnetic. Own pen needed and tweezers may be useful.
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