The fourth iteration of a Sidetracked hide at Gloucester station - close enough that you should be able to make a swift grab while changing trains (if you can get through the barriers). The latest version takes advantage to the new entrance/exit on Platform 4. If arriving or leaving via train, this is your best means of access.
The cache is hidden in an area where there are a lot of pedestrians passing by on a regular basis. Please use some stealth while searching. The hint has been made specific so as to reduce any "suspicious" lingering and make sure you don't miss your train!
About Gloucester Station
Gloucester station was originally opened in November 1840 by the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway company. Across the following 15 years, three other railway companies would open stations in the city, all running services.
Following the railway reorganisation of the mid-1960s operations to other stations were reduced before finally being concentrated into the refurbished "Gloucester Central" station in 1977.
As part of the 1977 refurbishment, Gloucester boasted the second longest railway platform in Great Britain at 1,977 feet and 4 inches; long enough to take two Inter City 125 services.
It remains unpopular with mainline operators as services operating from London towards the North of the country have historically had to reverse out of Gloucester in order to reach Cheltenham - meaning that the engine driver has to walk to the other end of the train! Since 1847 the Cheltenham Loop or Gloucester Avoiding Line has existed to avoid trains having to change direction during operation, thereby excluding Gloucester from many services and creating Gloucester's famed "Railway Triangle".
About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. Its a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website
About SideTracked - Gloucester Caches
This cache follows a number of others being called "Sidetracked - Gloucester"
- GC17AK3 by Midnight Ramblers (published 13th November 2007)
- GC4EJF9 by Stroud Green (published 19th June 2013)
- GC7295N by Mzebonga (published 19th March 2017)