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REALLY SideTracked - Axbridge

A cache by Gnomedodds Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/07/2014
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The terrain is rated to 2.5 due to the busy road and the potential for a reasonable walk depending on your route choice. It should be easy to find just up the footpath opposite station though.

Axbridge railway station was a station on the Bristol and Exeter Railway's Cheddar Valley line in Axbridge, Somerset. Axbridge was one of the principal stations for the transport of strawberries, which led to the line's alternative name as The Strawberry Line. The station was opened with the broad gauge line to Cheddar in August 1869 as a two-platform station. The railway was extended to Wells in 1870, converted to standard gauge in the mid-1870s and then linked up to the East Somerset Railway to provide through services from Yatton to Witham in 1878. All the railways involved were absorbed into the Great Western Railway in the 1870s. This in turn was nationalised into the Western Region of British Railways on 1 January 1948. The Yatton to Witham line closed to passengers and goods in 1963. Axbridge station buildings, which are of a substantial Bristol and Exeter Railway design in local Mendip stone, have been used since as a youth centre and are in a good state of preservation. But instead of fronting on to the railway, they are now on the Axbridge bypass road, which uses the line of the old railway.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq gur gryrtencu cbyr, cyrnfr erpbire jryy.

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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