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REALLY SideTracked - Brixham

A cache by OffTheRails Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/29/2018
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache although in the back steets of Brixham is not difficult to access on foot or by car. Do be very stealthy especially as there is a pub nearby. Please bring a writing implement as the logbook must be signed for that all important smilie. 

The Torbay and Brixham Railway opened on the 28th February 1868 and was the result of the work of one man, Mr R W Wolston and his enthusiasm for helping the fishing port town. When the contractor defaulted, he bought most of the shares and had the job of completing the two mile broad gauge stretch to the junction at Churston sorted out himself. He owned a locomotive too, an 0-4-0 called ‘Queen’. The South Devon Railway ran the line until 1883, when the GWR bought it for £12,000. This station was situated right above the town and never saw much passenger use; however Wolston would have been pleased to know that fish left Brixham every day until closure on May 13th 1963.

This cache is placed as close as I could get it to the station and is near to the old line itself. The station was demolished some years ago to make way for new housing.

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