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Southerntrekker: Hi There

This cache has been flagged as one that may need attention. I notice that no action has been taken by the owner to correct the issue, could the owner please check this cache and give an indication of when it may be sorted out. If there is no response to this log after 30 days I will archive the cache. In the meantime I am disabling it.

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  • You are responsible for occasional visits to your cache to ensure it is in proper working order, especially when someone reports a problem with the cache (missing, damaged, wet, etc.) or posts a Needs Maintenance log. Temporarily disable your cache to let others know not to search for it until you have addressed the problem.
    You are permitted a reasonable amount of time --generally, up to 4 weeks – in which to check on your cache. If a cache is not being maintained, or has been temporarily disabled for an unreasonable length of time, we may archive the listing.

Could the cache owner please place a note on the cache page so that other cachers and I can see what your intentions are.

We appreciate that some cachers are still "shielding" due to COVID-19 or do not feel safe to go out and are unable to maintain their caches at the moment. If this is the case can you add a note to the cache page indicating you intend to maintain your cache at a later date. We do not require you to give specific reasons why you cannot maintain your cache at this present time.

Please do not e-mail me with the update. It may be one of my colleagues who checks your cache again and they won't know you contacted me. It's a good idea with a cache you've disabled and which may take a while to sort out to post a note once a month so people (and reviewers!) know you are still dealing with it. This will also prevent us from chasing you up and sending more e-mails!

Regards

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SideTracked - Grange Hill

A cache by Cheekster77 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/27/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

SideTracked cache close to Grange Hill station on the Loop part of the Central Line. This is a slightly different container and may take some searching, dependant on time of year. Cache only contains log book, you may need tweezers to retrieve and you will need a pen to sign.

SideTracked - Grange Hill
 
The station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway on 1 May 1903 on their Fairlop Loop line between Woodford and Ilford.

As a consequence of the 1921 Railways Act, the GER was merged with other railway companies in 1923 to become part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). As part of the 1935 - 1940 "New Works Programme" of the London Passenger Transport Board the majority of the Woodford to Ilford loop was to be transferred to form the eastern extensions of the Central line. Although work commenced in 1938 it was suspended upon the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 and work only recommenced in 1946. In connection with the alterations required for the electrification of the line, the station was closed from 29 November 1947. It reopened and was first served by the Central Line from 21 November 1948. The station ticket office was reconstructed as part of this work following destruction of the original building by a German V1 'Doodlebug' in July 1944. The 1903 building was very similar to the next station to the north, Chigwell, which is still largely untouched to this day, and the original building further south at Newbury Park, demolished in 1956 to make way for a road improvement.

From the mid 1960s until the early 1990s the Woodford-Hainault section was largely separately operated from the rest of the Central Line, using four car (later three car) trains of 1960 Stock. These trains were adapted for Automatic Train Operation (ATO); the Woodford-Hainault section became the testing ground for ATO on the Victoria Line. The separate operation has now been abolished and through trains to Central London via Hainault now operate. At the beginning of the morning and evening peak periods, some trains starting from Hainault depot enter service at Grange Hill and work to central London via Woodford although in the current timetable, no trains return to Hainault depot via Grange Hill, doing so instead via Newbury Park and Hainault.

Since 5 February 2006 this has been one of the small number of stations on the network to have no staffed ticket office, however staff are available 24 hours a day for customer information and the train service has been extended to midnight to take into account the rising passenger numbers.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qba'g tvir hc Ba guvf bar! Abj ng urnq urvtug!

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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