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GHOST TUBE SideTracked - South Kentish Town Mystery Cache

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Hidden : 03/21/2014
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A Mystery Micro-Cache about South Kentish Town Station, one of the abandoned Ghost Stations on the London Tube Network.

About SideTracked Caches

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website.

About GHOST TUBE SideTracked - South Kentish Town

South Kentish Town Tube Station was opened by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway. The entrance building was designed by Leslie Green with the characteristic red glazed terracotta elevations typical of all the stations he designed for the CCE&HR.

The original name for the station was Castle Road and this appeared on several maps prior to opening and on the station tiling. Before the station opened the name was changed to South Kentish Town. The station was never well used and some trains didn't stop there. The station was temporarily closed following an unofficial strike action at the Lots Road power station. Once power was restored it was decided not to re-open Mornington Crescent and South Kentish Town. Mornington Crescent was eventually reopened, but South Kentish Town remained closed due to the very low passenger use.

South Kentish Town was adapted as an air raid shelter during World War 2. There have been several proposals to reopen the station but these have come to nothing and the station is now retained for emergency egress from the Northern Line and an access point for permanent way works. The station building has been let to number of commercial businesses over the years and is presently a branch of Cash Converters who have access to the upper lift landing.

The Cache

This cache is a 35mm black film pot. Bring a pen or pencil to sign the log.

Please be stealthy, and return the cache to exactly the same place it was found.

To find the cache location you will have to find out the date the station first opened, and the date it closed due to the unofficial strike action at the power station.

Opened: 2A/6/1BC7
Closed: D/E/192F

The cache can be found at:

N51 (E/A)A.(D+F)E(B+C)
W000 C(A+E).(E-F)F(F+A)

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Congratulations to NOmadgirl for the FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oynpx va terra? Ybbx sbe n fvta.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)