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REALLY SideTracked - Mildenhall Station Traditional Cache

Hidden : 08/30/2016
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This cache celebrates Mildenhall station on the Cambridge to Mildenhall line (Great Eastern Railway) and is a clip-top box hidden next to a public footpath from which there is an excellent view of the original station buildings and platform. Although the station no longer functions, the main station building and platform remain, but are now on private land.

Mildenhall Station was opened on 1 April 1885 and one of the fascinating features of the station is that it (and Isleham Station as well) looked identical to the station at Burwell. It was closed for passengers on 18 June 1862, and closed completely on 13 July 1964. An old view of the station and platform:

Compare a fairly recent aerial view and an old OS map of c.1904. The circular feature in both shows the position of the turntable used at the terminus of the branch line to turn the engines round.

This image shows the large goods shed at the Western end of the station which is largely unaltered on the outside except for the filling in of the railway openings.

The main station building now a private dwelling but largely unaltered. There are also two surviving railway cottages on the site (not shown):

This map shows Mildenhall Station as the terminus station on the Cambridge to Mildenhall Branch

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Cambridge-to-Mildenhall Branch Line Souvenir Badge

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The branch-line caches are listed bellow. To earn the badge you can log them in any order and take as much or as little time as you like.

SideTracked - Cambridge Station (GC6V0YG)
REALLY SideTracked - Barnwell Junction (GC6N6PN)
REALLY SideTracked - Fen Ditton Halt (GC6JTG7)
REALLY SideTracked - Quy Station (GC6FYM8)
REALLY SideTracked - Bottisham & Lode Station (GC6FGN6)
REALLY SideTracked - Swaffham Prior Station (GC6GRBA)
REALLY SideTracked - Burwell Station (GC5RTF4)
REALLY SideTracked - Exning Road Halt (GC6CD2M)
REALLY SideTracked - Fordham Station (GC6A40R)
REALLY SideTracked - Isleham Station (GCZ50) (GC6QD99)
REALLY SideTracked - Worlington Halt (GC60MXT)
REALLY SideTracked - Mildenhall Station (GC6R5VT)

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