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REALLY SideTracked - Polegate 2

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Hidden : 01/13/2015
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

This cache is located next to the former station site, you are looking for the three numbers on a Telegraph pole = ABC

n 1881 the second station was opened in connection with the construction of a new westward facing line to Hailsham and the 1880 extension of the&nbsp;Cuckoo Line to&nbsp;Eridge, and the re-aligned branchline to Eastbourne which the present line follows today. The second station had four through platforms. The East Coastway line through Polegate was electrified in 1935 bringing in faster more frequent services. In 1965 the Cuckoo line north of Hailsham was closed followed in 1968 by complete closure of the branch to Hailsham. On 6 January 1969 the spur line to Pevensey (Stone Cross Junction) was closed and the up line was lifted, leaving the down line open for&nbsp;departmental trains&nbsp;until 1974 when the line became a mile long engineers siding with access only from Stone Cross Junction, this was then lifted in August 1984. and once extensive goods sidings were gradually closed and removed. Final Coords N50 49.A(B-5)(B-A)   E000 14.(A+C)A(B-A)

Well Done FTF Gman463 & Suz212

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