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TmGrandemotte: Sadly this one is gonna have to go. The cache has gone missing, though we did see bits of the log, and the Station house now has a CCTV camera trained on GZ. 😏


REALLY SideTracked - Rowlands Gill

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Hidden : 02/12/2015
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is another cache from the SideTracked series of railway related caches. The title of this one is prefaced with REALLY as it relates to a former station. More Information can be found at the SideTracked website. See related web page.

In December 1867 a railway was built from Scotswood (Newcastle) to Leadgate and Consett passing up the Derwent Valley in front of the Gibside Estate. A railway station was erected near to the Turnpike and the Toll House and named "Rowlands Gill".

The railway closed for passengers in 1953 and for goods in 1962. The track was lifted in 1966 and in 1972 the trackbed became the Derwent Walk.

About Rowlands Gill Station

How the station used to look. Take time to check out the length of platform left, the filled in bridge tunnels and the old station masters house.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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