REALLY SideTracked - Torrington.
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The station was closed for regular passenger services in 1965 under the Beeching Axe. Except for the occasional passenger special the line was used by freight trains carrying China Clay and Milk until 1982.
The station was built by the North Devon Railway and opened on 18 July 1872. It was operated by the London and South West Railway. The station dispatched trains to Bideford and Barnstaple. From 1880 it connected with the narrow gauge freight only Torrinton and Marland Railway. In 1923 the Torrington to Barnstaple line became part of the Southern Railway. In 1925 the narrow gauge Torrinton and Marland Railway was rebuilt as a standard gauge line and opened through to Halwill Junction as the North Devon and Cornwall Junction Light Railway. A passenger service operated until 1965 when the line again reverted to carrying goods only until the line through Torrington was closed completely.
The headline coordinates take you to a large information board on the platform.
Let the miles to Watergate = A.
The miles to Bideford Station = B.
Calculate the Km between Petrockstowe Station and Meeth Halt = C.
The Km to Fremington Quay = 1D.
The miles to Braunton = 2E
and the Km to Watergate = F.
The Cache is at N 50° 57.ABC W 004° 09.DEF.
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Congratulations to ChudleighTraveller for being the 'First to Find'.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum