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REALLY SideTracked - Blanefield (Blane Valley RW)

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Hidden : 11/28/2015
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Please do not park on Station Road as its a busy road with poor visibility. Parking is available on Blane Crescent

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This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website

See also: https://www.railscot.co.uk/Blane_Valley_Railway/index.php


About Blanefield Station


The design of Blanefield Station was that of an island type and provided the first opportunity for trains to cross after leaving Lennoxtown. The Station building was of wooden construction in the centre of the platform and access was by means of a footbridge located next to the signal box, which also controlled the level crossing.
Apart from the Station House which is now a private house , there is very little left to be seen. On close inspection the remains of one of the sidings can still be found today.
The Blane Valley line was the first tourist route to exploit the beauty of the Campsie Fells and Blane Valley. Initially the line was extended from Lennoxtown out through Campsie Glen, Strathblane and Blanefield. Due to lack of funds the line was terminated at Dumgoyne. It later joined up with the Strathendrick & Aberfoyle Railway on the 1st October, 1882. The original proposal was to continue the line to Aberfoyle and from there to Inversnaid on Loch Lomond. This did not happen due to objections from the Duke of Montrose. However, Aberfoyle and the Trossachs were reached due to the railway being able to join and subsequently utilise a section of the Forth & Clyde Junction Railway from Gartness to Buchlyvie and then on to Aberfoyle. .

Thanks to www.strathblanefield.org.uk for the info.




Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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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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