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Finningham railway station was a station physically located in the neighbouring parish of Bacton, Suffolk on the Great Eastern Main Line between London and Norwich. It was located 86 miles and 54 chains from Liverpool Street and was opened to passenger in 1849. It was closed in 1966 as part of the Beeching Axe with other smaller stations on the line although the line remains open.
Around 1900 Finningham station had two platforms joined by a footbridge, a small goods shed and cattle pens on the up side (East side) of the line and a loop and sidings on the down side. A siding located a short distance to the south on the up side also handled grain traffic.
The signal box, which had 18 levers for points and signals, was situated at the south end of the down platform more or less opposite the main station building which was just to the north of the goods shed. There was a small brick built shelter on the down side for Norwich bound passengers.
Please note: the cache is not on railway property nor on the boundaries of the property, but there is an excellent view of the derelict station from close to GZ.
The container is a camoflagued tube about three times the length of a film canister. It contains a stamp, which should be left in the cache, but the container is not big enough to hold swaps or trackables.
As I'm celebrating my 50th birthday this year, I said that I would put out 50 caches/events to mark the occasion. This is 50 4 50 #11