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REALLY SideTracked - St Germain's Halt.

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Hidden : 08/10/2015
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The SideTracked Series is a very popular series of caches throughout the United Kingdom and several other Countries. The caches relating to this series are usually placed close to Railway Stations or former Railway Stations (see above Related Web Page). Please feel free to add to the series.


St Germain's Station

Prior to the opening of Peel Road station, St. Germain's was the preferred disembarkation point for Peel-bound passengers from the Ramsey trains of the Manx Northern Railway.  This was because it was far quicker to walk to Peel from here, than to travel to St. John's and change trains for Peel.  The distinctive station building is on the northerly side of the small village; these days it serves as a private dwelling but its design clearly shows its origins as a station. Consisting of two tall gables and associated buildings, all constructed on local sandstone it is of the same design as the stations at Sulby Bridge and Kirk Michael, both of which also still survive today.  This station however was not latterly manned and although the passing loop was seldom used in later years it remained in place until closure in 1968.  The station sits to the side of a main road and is still viewable today, the railway being converted into a footpath ensuring you can still give the building fairly close inspection.  Click here for further information



The above co-ordinates take you to a notice board, from that board answer the following questions :-

Year the line was opened 187A

The line finally closed in B968

The permanent way was removed in 19C4

The public footpath to Glen Moar is approximately D and a half miles.

The Line finally closed in 19E8

Final co-ords are at N 54. 14.(A-7) B C  W 004 3A.D (D - 1) E



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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