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SideTracked - Rhymney Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 07/23/2016
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy. But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.

This cache will require you to go on a short stroll, but shouldn't be too difficult.

Rhymney railway station serves the town of Rhymney in Wales. Situated on the Valley Lines network 23 miles (37 km) north of Cardiff Central, it is the terminus of the Rhymney Line. The station has sidings to the west of its single platform which are used for the overnight stabling of the trains.

The railway south from here was opened by the Rhymney Railway in 1858 as far as Hengoed and Walnut Tree Junction (giving access to Cardiff Central via the Taff Vale Railway by 1864), with a link northwards to Rhymney Bridge (on the Merthyr to Abergavenny 'Heads of the Valley' line) following in 1871. This was operated jointly with the London and North Western Railway. In the same year the current route through Caerphilly was opened by the Rhymney company, removing the need for its trains to use TVR metals to reach Cardiff. Services to the north ended in 1953 with the closure of the joint line to Rhymney Bridge to passenger traffic (with complete closure following in November 1954). The section down to Bargoed was also subsequently singled and the station reduced in size, with the decommissioning of the old island platform. This remained intact but disused for many years, but was demolished in 2007 when the stabling sidings were relaid and re-aligned.

In order to get the cache you will need to cross the lines at the crossing. Although very rarely used please take care when crossing and be aware of any trains looking to use the section.

The cache is a turtle container covered in camouflage tape. It has room for swaps and trackables. Although a pen is present when placed, please bring your own pen. You may also want to collect some natural camo on your way to the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Bss gur cngu ng gur onfr bs n gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)