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SideTracked - HORNSBY Multi-cache

Hidden : 06/24/2020
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This two-stage multi geocache is part of the SideTracked series that is popular in the UK and throughout the world. It is designed to be a relatively quick cache find around train stations for travellers but, of course, anyone else can find it too! There's a small pencil included but it's always good to bring your own writing implement to sign the log.

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SideTracked Series

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Hornsby Station

The station opened on 17 September 1886 as Hornsby, but was renamed Hornsby Junction on 1 November 1894. This was due to the construction of Normanhurst station to the south, which was initially named Hornsby as it was located in what was the more densely populated area of Hornsby at the time. Naming the station Hornsby Junction was an attempt to avoid confusion, but it was realised that having two Hornsby stations was still very confusing. On 1 May 1900, the suburb and station to the south was renamed Normanhurst, and Hornsby Junction reverted to Hornsby.

On the 1st January 1890, Hornsby became a junction station with the opening of the North Shore line to St Leonards. In 1894, a third platform was built along with a locomotive depot to the east of the station. Hornsby was the northern extremity of the electrified network from 1930 until it was extended to Gosford in 1960. The wires did continue north of the station as far as the Hornsby Maintenance Depot.

Hornsby Station circa 1920

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**Please Note**

To find this cache, you do not have to go through the barriers into the paid section of the station.

Stand on the concourse in the vicinity of the entrance barriers to the platforms and look for the following:

A = The last digit on the bottom of the larger Opal Topup machine on the pedestrian concourse. G-02x

B = The number of thin vertical train timetable video information screens on the southern side of the pedestrian concourse.

C = The number of Opal Card readers on the outside of the barriers.

D = On the "Please remember" sign, the last digit of the Regulation year for valid tickets.

Go out to the area on the western side of the station:

E = The total number of silver bus stop bench seats under the awnings.

F = Kilometres to Cherrybrook Lakes. (Look between the two pedestrian crossings.)

Checksum (digits above) = 60


The cache is located at:

S33° 42.(A-2)(B+1)(C-9)

E151° 05.(D+2)(E-15)(F-8)

 Access Code:DBF 


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)