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SideTracked - Rosehill Station

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Hidden : 12/2/2017
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. Its a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website.

 


Access to the cache can be made by crossing James Ruse Drive at the lights. Except for race days, you will find the place muggle free. Parking can be found opposite Rydges but take care leaving as the traffic lights do not work for you.

About Rosehill Station

Rosehill Station opened on 17 November 1888. The station was relocated on 14 May 1959.

It lies at the end of a double track section from the Main Western line junction at Clyde. The station has two platforms, a four car platform on the Carlingford branch, and a 16 car platform on the Sandown line, which is used by Rosehill Gardens Racecourse trains on selected race days. In the early days of the colony, the hill behind old Government House had been named ‘Rose Hill’ by Governor Arthur Phillip, before the suburb had been named Parramatta.

The station is next to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, one of four horse racing tracks in Sydney. The Golden Slipper race for two year old horses is held in March each year.

The station is quiet and has no permanent staff.

You can add a Profile Bade for your SideTracked finds from their website and create your own hides which are part of the SideTracked series. I am keen to get promoted past the Shunter level.

Proposed closure

The majority of the Carlingford railway line is proposed to be converted to light rail as part of the Parramatta Light Rail project. The two stations on the line that are not on the light rail route are Rosehill and Clyde. It is proposed to permanently close both the Carlingford and Sandown lines to enable light rail construction to proceed. This includes the closure of Rosehill station. Wikipedia

The Rosehill Railway Station footbridge is of local significance as the earliest example of an overhead braced Warren truss footbridge constructed for the NSW Railways.

The footbridge was identified as an item of high heritage significance in the 2016 ‘Railway Footbridges Heritage Conservation Strategy’. The Rosehill Railway Station footbridge is an early and relatively rare example of an overhead braced Warren truss footbridge constructed for the NSW Railways. The bridge remains highly intact and is the earliest remaining structure at Rosehill Railway Station.

The footbridge is a steel riveted through Warren truss footbridge on steel trestles and channel iron stair stringers. An important feature of the bridge is the depth of the truss. Previous trusses were shallow so horizontal top bracing could not be used. At Rosehill the trusses are tall enough to have top bracing over peoples' heads.  Office of Environment and Heritage.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Bss gur tebhaq n ovg. Cyrnfr gnxr pner jura ercynpvat gb vgf bevtvany cbfvgvba.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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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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