REALLY SideTracked - Captains Flat
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About Captains Flat Station
Captains Flat Station is the terminus of the Captains Flat Line which was a branch line off the Bombala Line from Bungendore Junction.
It was used primarily as a goods line transporting mined ore. It was opened on 7 June 1940. With mining operations ceasing in 1962, demand significantly reduced and the line was closed on 31 August 1968. It was briefly reopened for the filming of Ned Kelly in 1969(the Mick Jagger version).
The actual train station is now privately owned, so the pin location will take you to the goods yard.
There are a few things here to look for-
The scales at the weighbridge - look for an imprint "word1 word2 Co Pty Ltd".
Number of letters in word1 = A.
Number of letters in word2 = B
The SES is located in one of the old railway buildings.There is an SES sign with 6 digits - call them CDEFGH
Walk about 140m up the line and you will come to the turntable. The number of holes in one side the turntable = J.
Cache is located at S35.35GE(A/3) E149 26.D(B-3)(J-10).
The actual cache location is about 2 minutes drive from the station.
Pnpur - Ba genpx. Cvyr bs ebpxf.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum