We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy ('cos there aren’t many Motorways in Wales!). But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes for public transport users which can be found at or near train stations, ex-train stations or near miniature railways.
Porthmadog station was closed whilst work took place to replace the old wooden Pont Briwet road and 1860 Grade II listed railway viaduct over the Afon Dwyryd near Llandecwyn, which had been declared structurally unsafe. A new bridge has been built to carry two lanes of road traffic and a single track railway. I believe it will be some time before the road bridge will open.
This railway station is on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Pwllheli, Harlech, Barmouth, Machynlleth, Shrewsbury and Birmingham. The station has a pub on the platform.
For a picture of "Portmadoc" station in 1956, click here.
This cache can be combined with several other caches in Porthmadog, making for a pleasant walk around Llyn Bach (Cob Crwn), which provides some wonderful views of Snowdonia.
Moved slightly as one went missing - no change to coords
Congratulations to Cwm DJ on FTF