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SideTracked - Ockendon

A cache by nathanjhunt Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/18/2018
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Ockendon railway station is located on a passing loop on a single-track branch line of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, serving the town of South Ockendon, Essex. It is also the nearest station to North Ockendon, which is located within Greater London. It is 18 miles 44 chains (29.9 km) down the line from London Fenchurch Street via Upminster; the following station on the branch is Chafford Hundred Lakeside. Its three-letter station code is OCK.

The station was opened in 1892 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR). Today, all passenger train services are operated by c2c, which also manages the station. Although the station is outside the London fare zones 1 to 6, it became part of the Oyster card pay-as-you-go network in 2010.
The single-track line through the area was opened in 1892 by the LTSR as part of a branch from Romford to Grays via Upminster. By the late 20th century, service on the line had been reduced to a relatively infrequent shuttle between Upminster and Grays. However, service levels increased following the opening of a new station on the branch at Chafford Hundred and the shuttle train service was eventually extended beyond Upminster to Fenchurch Street in London and beyond Grays to Southend Central in Southend-On-Sea.
This hide is an easy one for a quick cache and dash. Parking is available virtually on top of the cache in the station car park.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Raq bs srapr, ybj qbja.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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