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SideTracked - Norbiton

A cache by ScampiCat Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/27/2019
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

SideTracked caches are not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view.  It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too.   More information can be found at SideTracked Website

Station history - Coaching interests in Kingston were opposed to having a railway in the town and consequently the London and South Western Railway built its line to Southampton further south through Surbiton.  This oppositon continued even during the laying of the line from Twickenham although this line did reach a terminus in Kingston in 1863.  In 1869 the line was extended through Norbiton to connect to the main line  southwest of the present New Malden station.

When Queen Victoria visited distinguished residents in the Coombe Hill area, the royal train stopped at Norbiton, the only station in the area where the platform is at ground level.  It is the only remaining example of Victorian railway architecture in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

 The 1970's British sitcom - The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin - Norbiton station was used as the filming location where the title character caught his train each morning (with decreasing punctuality).  Although Reggie's home town in the series was called Climthorpe, a panning shot of the front of the station in the first episode shows him walking into Norbiton station.  Always late for work, typical Reggie quotes were  "Eleven minutes late, somebody had stolen the lines at Surbiton."  "Twenty two minutes late, badger ate a junction box at New Malden."

The cache itself is a magnetic film pot , but you will need eyes in the back of your head as this is a very busy location. Please bring your own pen, and replace the cache carefully.

Good luck and happy caching !



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

38 - gbc yrsg pbeare

Decryption Key


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