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REALLY SideTracked - Doddington & Harby

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Hidden : 11/7/2018
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Doddington & Harby Station

 

Doddington & Harby 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 Doddington & Harby.

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 Doddington & Harby 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 Doddington & Harby 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.

 

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THE CACHE

 

Look at the rear of the sign at the coordinates. Count the number of exposed bolts. This figure is A.

The cache can be found at:

N 53 14. (30 x A) + 5

W 000 40. (953 - A)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Urqtr obggbz

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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