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REALLY SideTracked - Coppull Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/26/2020
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


 

I have wanted to place a SideTracked cache here for years & finally got round to it - This being my first in the series I hope it links properly

Coppull had a train station & I for one would have loved for it to return but sadly that decision was considered & completely ruled out.

This probably lead to the decision to also close the pedestrian subway - shame for us locals!

Not a lot of history to go with this -

First opened 31st October 1838

Closed & reopened the same day on 2nd September 1895

Closed for the final time 6th October 1969

The only point of note is the dispute about the station move in 1895 - 4 chains (80 m) away. Sources differ on the direction of the move. Engineer's Line Reference (ELR) data suggests a move southwards,[whilst Butt states the move was 135 metres to the west!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Yrnir ab fgbar haghearq

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)