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TUBE SideTracked - Stamford Brook Multi-cache

Hidden : 08/04/2020
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

The Cache


This is a two stage multi with a short walk to the final. To find the final coordinates you will need to go to the posted coordinates and find a sign headed "Trains from Stamford Brook" just to the left of the station entrance.

As you may know the district line can be a bit temperamental and the trains are liable to stop every now and then between stations. Unfortunately the "District Line Effect" has also impacted this cache listing and the station names below have come out a little bit wrong. I'm sure you'll work out what they're supposed to be though. 

The physical container is hidden at N 51° 29.GCX' W 0° 14.TRZ'

All you need to do to gather the missing numbers is find out how many minutes it would take on the tube to get to each of these places from where you are now:

G = Wild place for Barbie's friend to chant "100". 

C = Bird's tennis venue in playground. 

X = Cockney curing general. 

T = Snooker equipment on green areas.

R = Holy person in the morning takes car to small stream. 

Z = Shooters entomb.


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Stamford Brook Station

The line through Stamford Brook station was opened on 1 January 1869 by the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) on a new branch line to Richmond from the West London Joint Railway starting north of Addison Road station (now Kensington (Olympia)). The line ran through Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith via a now closed curve. Initially there were no stations between Grove Road station in Hammersmith (also now closed) and Turnham Green.

From its opening, a number of services operated over the route to Richmond in addition to the L&SWR including:

District Railway (DR, now the District line) from 1 June 1877
Great Western Railway, briefly in 1870 and from 1894 to 1910
Metropolitan Railway (now the Metropolitan line), from 1877 to 1906
By 1 February 1912 when the station opened, only L&SWR and the DR still operated on the line and on 3 June 1916 the L&SWR withdrew its own service leaving the District Railway as the sole operator.

In the early 1930s, the London Electric Railway, precursor of the London Underground and owner of the District and Piccadilly lines, began the reconstruction of the tracks between Hammersmith and Acton Town to enable the Piccadilly line to be extended from Hammersmith to Uxbridge and Hounslow West (then the terminus of what is now the Heathrow branch). Express non-stop tracks were provided for the Piccadilly line between the stopping lines of the District line. Services on the Piccadilly line began running through Stamford Brook on 4 July 1932.

Originally, the station had an island platform with District line trains serving one side in each direction. However, with the introduction of the Piccadilly line tracks, the eastbound District line track became the westbound Piccadilly line track and a new platform was built for the eastbound District line. This is why there is one island platform and one side platform serving three tracks; the eastbound Piccadilly line track is the only track that is unable to serve the station.


Currently Stamford Brook is part of the district line and connects directly to Richmond and Ealing Broadway in one direction and Upminster in the other. 


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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

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