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REALLY SideTracked - Glascoed Traditional Cache

This cache has been archived.

chrissyd19: Archiving as I have not found a suitable log in £1 shop plus field is a bit boggy and I have difficulty with the style.

Hidden : 10/06/2014
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Placed near the site of one of the 3 Glascoed Railway Stations.  I believe the cache is actually at the site of the signal box for the stations. Two used to serve the Royal Ordance factory which in WWII employed 10,000 people the other for the village.

 The four miles from Little Mill Junction to Usk were opened on 2 June 1856, and the 12 miles onwards to Monmouth Troy opened on 12 October 1857. At first the company worked its line with engines hired from the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Newport, before coming under the control of the GWR.

The line was closed on 30 May 1955 due to a train drivers strike and was never reopened. Its closure was originally planned for June 1955, but because of the strike the last service was run 28 May when the national strike began.

From 1940 ROF Glascoed  which produced munitions for the armed services was served by the line with a branch and two small halts.   When the line officially closed in 1955 the factory continued to be served by rail along the eastern section of the line until 1993.  The overgrown track from Little Mill Junction remains in situ but is completely impassable.


The cache is a medium size screw top container with tools inside to help you find the log.  Please REPLACE all the tools after use.  To claim the find you must sign the log photos of the cache not acceptable. There is log 😊😊The GPS coverage was not good so I have put a very clear hint to help.

Note the signs on the stiles heed their warning

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq oevpx va pbeare bs gur fgngvba. Hfr gur gbbyf vafvqr gur pnpur gb ybpngr gur ybt juvpu vf 2sg njnl. Cyrnfr ercynpr gbbyf nf sbhaq sbe arkg pnpure. Gurer vf n ybt.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)