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REALLY SideTracked - Clifton-on-Trent

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Hidden : 11/07/2018
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Clifton-on-Trent Station


Clifton-on-Trent station was opened in March 1897 by Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway.

In 1922, three trains per day plied between Chesterfield Market Place and Lincoln with a market day extra on Fridays between Shirebrook North and Lincoln. All these trains called at Clifton-on-Trent.

From 1951 trains stopped running through to Chesterfield, turning back at Shirebrook North instead. Otherwise the same pattern continued until the last train to stop at Clifton-on-Trent on 17 September 1955.

Trains continued to pass, including summer excursions which continued until 1964, but the picture was of progressive decline. A derailment east of Fledborough Viaduct on 21 February 1980 led to the immediate closure of the line from High Marnham Power Station through Clifton-on-Trent to Pyewipe Junction. The tracks were subsequently lifted.

Today the trackbed eastwards from the site of Fledborough Station, across Fledborough Viaduct, through Clifton-on-Trent to Doddington and Harby forms an off-road part of National Cycle Route 647 which is part of the National Cycle Network.

Clifton-on-Trent still has both platforms fully intact and is a real hidden gem!






At the coordinates, look down. Next to the British Kite Mark are three numbers. Treat these as ABC.

The cache can be found at:

N 53 14. A B (A+B+C)

W 000 45. (C+B) A (B+C)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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