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This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is 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 the SideTracked Website
The station opened as Acton by the Grand Junction Railway but was later renamed Acton Bridge. After merging into the London and North Western Railway, the company became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
In addition to its main line calls, the station also served as the terminus of a local service from Crewe via Sandbach & Northwich until 1942. This used a connecting curve that diverged from the main line just north of Hartford to join the Cheshire Lines Committee line.
When sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways until the privatisation of British Railways. Trains of the Intercity Sector passed on the West Coast Main Line.
When British Rail was privatised Acton Bridge was served by Central Trains until 2007, then served by London Midland, now London Northwestern.
Acton Bridge is served roughly every 2 hours by London Northwestern trains running between Liverpool Lime Streetand London Euston via Birmingham New Street.
The station is un-staffed with its gardens being maintained by volunteers from Acton Bridge Women's Institute.
In order to find the final cache container you will need to visit the station as well as search the internet.
The answers to the following questions with the help of the easy calculation will help you make your find.
The cache can be found at N53 15. ABC W002 36.DEF
A = Best Kept Village Improvement Award, the years last digit +1 (Waypoint 2)
B = The year the station opened, last digit.
C = The year the station was renamed Acton Bridge, last digit
D = Best Kept Station, the years last digit (Waypoint 2)
E = The year a self service ticket machine was placed in service at the station, last digit.
F = The number yellow painted steps from the car park -10 (Waypoint 1)
You are looking for a disguised small plastic tube, so you will need your own pen.