The Old Water Towers - Revisited

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Hidden : 1/27/2014
In Victoria, Australia
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A quick and easy offset multi with a short walk to claim the prize.

At the published waypoint you will be standing to the west of the objects of interest.

Tower 1.
From the Heritage listing - The Heritage listed water tower at the Sunbury Railway Station, built in 1861 on the Melbourne to Bendigo railway line and remains one of few, substantially intact, examples of water towers constructed during the late 19th century to facilitate the operation of steam engines.
It is a standard 20,000-gallon, riveted iron rectangular tank, surmounting an arcaded brick base. The base features a basalt plinth, sills, impost moulding and stringcourse. The arched window openings have been bricked up. The water tower is also significant, being constructed as part of the 'main trunk lines', Victoria's first railway lines.
This period of construction, c1857 to c1869, were the formative years of railway development in Victoria.

Tower 2.
Approximately 50 metres north is a second historic water tower of a later vintage.

Your final waypoint is – S 37° 34.ABC E144° 43.DEF

On the Tower 1, if there is 3 arches on the north and 2 arches on the west then ABC = 771
On the Tower 1, if there is 2 arches on the north and 3 arches on the west then ABC = 760
On the Tower 1, if there is 2 arches on the north and 4 arches on the west then ABC = 693

On the Tower 2, if there are 8 legs then DEF = 606
On the Tower 2, if there are 10 legs then DEF = 576
On the Tower 2, if there are 12 legs then DEF = 629

You are looking for a small container painted grey.
Please try to maintain the security of the hide by keeping a watch out for muggles as this is a high traffic area and they can approach or be watching from any direction including sitting in cars. Enjoy

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