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Defiant.: Too many DNF's and as have had issues with this one.
Going to send it to the great cache in the sky.


REALLY SideTracked - Westbourne Park

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Hidden : 03/29/2014
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Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.
This is a nano hidden near to this former Station.

Westbourne Park Station

There were once British Rail platforms on the Great Western Main Line, but these closed in March 1992. This was for a Railway Engineering project that was refered to as Operation Big Bang. This was to allow the building of 6 bi-directional lines which enabled more trains to enter and leave London Paddington at the same time. When the announcement was made that the station was to be closed just 6 official objections was received. Today the first stop out of Paddington is at Acton Main Line.

It is also a current London Underground station on the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, between Ladbroke Grove and Royal Oak stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2 in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea . Although the Metropolitan Railway had been extended to Notting Hill and Hammersmith on 1 June 1864 the first station by this name did not open until 1 February 1866.
This closed on 31 October 1871 to be replaced the following day by a new station constructed to the east of the original.

In February 1913 a bomb - possibly planted by the Suffragettes - was discovered at Westbourne Park station.

Adjoining the station is the Tower Transit bus garage.



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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